Echolalia

text:

every sound strikes
a nerve; this chord
of my back sings
in reverberation
response
trauma
is too loud
and silence
stings

Na/GloPoWriMo Day Nine challenges us to a concrete poem – one with uses

the shape on the page to illustrate, reflect, or otherwise inform the text.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Support survivors. Practice asking consent for all sorts of things, not just sexual activity: consent builds. Learn how trauma lives in the body and build healing spaces.

echolalia: vocal repetition of words or phrases. https://www.healthline.com/health/echolalia#types

4 thoughts on “Echolalia

  1. “response
    trauma
    is too loud
    and silence
    stings”
    Damn… just damn. Not only is this tremendous writing, it is essential. Thank you for sharing this.

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