February 5, 2017

Days after he ascended to power, she awoke voiceless. She opened her mouth to speak, and though her words shaped her lips soundlessly, her vocal cords muffled as if held in a vise.

She had calls to make. She had messages to leave for important people. She was determined to express her dismay. But it was as if her thoughts were moths trapped by a small bulb in the back of her throat, unable to fly out into the world, incapable of release.

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