Only When Spoken To

The dream became subconscious,
which
had turned into a thought,
then
the thought became a mumble,
and
he mumbled it a lot;
then
the mumble had grown louder
(when
he cleared his throat to speak),
and
the mumbles became words
in
the space of just a week.
But
the words fell on deaf ears,
so
he raised volume and pitch,
and
the shouting got him noticed:
now
the welts rain from a switch.

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