She eats the crust of silence,
its crumbs slipping from
a world gone insane.
A child cries…She muffles the noise
with attention whoring Kardashians.
Her hobbled tongue speaks
complicity into the echo of horror.
A coffee cup sits as stale as her denial,
“I didn’t hear a thing.”
Silence screams, but no one is listening.
©Susie Clevenger 2016