Growing or Shrinking

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

I’ve learned how to talk,
express myself uncensored,
say what I want
when I want,
not fearing disapproval.

But it seems
the more I talk
out loud
the less I talk
internally,

or think deeper
than feelings,
rights,
opinions.

Is learning to talk
a sign
of growing
or shrinking.

© 1994 Sharron R. McMillan

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