i don't want to tell you anything.
if i speak it
it becomes truth.
because there's always truth behind what i say
if you strip the tone and context
you're left with specific words
and less or not,
their specific meanings.
there's danger there
once i speak i've lost control.
i don't want to give you the power
or necessarily, the opportunity to react
for fear that your reaction will dictate my own
and strip me of my stillness.