Quiet Rebellion

where’d that girl go?

the one who wore bright blues and greens

she spoke only quiet words

but in her style and her brightness

she said “this is me!”

she needed not shout her truth

she walked it in quiet rebellion

she walked her truth

daring others to tell her otherwise


she now wears her truth less

and she walks her truth less

that 16 year old is long gone

that 16 year old who walked her truth

in quiet rebellion