Keep Quiet

How are you to act, when there is
a bouquet of faces daring you to speak,
waiting for the opportunity to snag
the daylight pouring out of a mouth
that forgot how to remain closed
in that moment of weakness
between labored breaths;
When even a whimper allows greedy hands
to pry open the lips, contaminating
someone holding on to the only thing
keeping them from becoming infected
with a guilty conscience?

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