The Girl Who Was Afraid To Be

by Nikita Gill

Nikita Gill

She speaks to me fondly of passions and talents,
guitars and stars
then stops short
and apologise for speaking at all.

All because somewhere in her life,
someone she loved broke her heart
by ignoring her beautiful words
and telling her to
shut up,
keep it down,
nobody cares.

People aren’t born sad.
We make them that way.

Last updated August 12, 2022