The Rushed Hush

By Trish Dainton

Please speak to me, I am not deaf;
Please show me flowers, I am not blind.
Please take the time to listen more;
I simply have a slower mind.

Please stay with me a moment longer,
Your time’s precious, mines’ more so;
Please try to talk a little slower,
I get confused lest you talk slow.

Please give me time to think a while,
It doesn’t help when you cut in;
Please treasure silence, not fill void;
Please watch my lips till speech begins.

Please feed me love, it makes me stronger,
To fight this illness in my head;
Please care for me a little longer;
Your time is plenty, when I’m dead.

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