trying several times to draft my thoughts
into a letter or an email
crumpled paper; hitting the delete key
if you stood in front of me
words would catch in my throat
nothing escaping my lips that makes sense
normally I can write manuscripts
or speak publicly with eloquence
what is happening to me?
there is no language adequate
for this heart versus head conflict
deaf, dumb and blind
useless like crumpled paper.
(c) Amanda Wilson 2013