Shh…She Said

Hush now!
Quiet those thoughts!
Let no pen record such absurdity.

Your life is not just yours.
You cannot let out the trash,
cannot open the shades.

You must wait till the confinement
period is over
of an unknown judge and jury.

“No!  Let freedom flow.”
“For this I was made.”

Push through the shame;
open the double doors.
Roll in the grass and gaze
at the clouds;

Point out the shapes
of what your mind and
heart see clearly.

Let others laugh and cry and praise with you.

Don’t let the darkness win.
Don’t let fear steal the pen.