I wrote this poem today, in response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt Number 261, ‘Outcry’ in 65 words. Here’s the link to the prompt post: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/05/28/weekend-writing-prompt-261-outcry/
The loudest outcry hardly ever breaks
a wall of tense, communal silence,
such a sacred shrine of misconception.
This contagious swell,
this ancient greed of sound
all weakened echoes
of who you could become.
not the same.
in your concrete facades,
just in case your softest voice
needs to cause tremors
and bring your world down.