the day my voice broke

(2008)


i told her i knew

it was over.

i went home;

a place i

shared with a

lover

i did not

love.

i sang to remain, but

my throat declared

its pain.

released,

eased,

my heart

unblocked;

unlocked,

I

became

a woman.

 
 
 
 
 

© 2020 Shyama Persaud