Father

From Light and Bitter on Wattpad

 

i could never get things right

a constant disappointment

but now i’m turning into you

 

afraid of your voice

i learned not to speak

you were quiet too

the silence more wounding than words

 

a man’s silence is different

from a woman’s

it speaks of feelings

he dare not broach

 

we can bleed

but must not cry

what was it

you never said

to me and why?