I scream into my pillow
I go to the corner store and scream to the neighborhood at midnight
A few dogs howled.
I took pills and called 911
Sirens came to my house.
I go to a mountain’s peak and scream to the world below
Not an echo but an avalanche.
A hiker tapped me on the shoulder and asked, “Are you OK?”
“I, I just want to be heard.”
“You can talk to your friends, relatives, a therapist, a counselor, your pet, your coworkers, to strangers on the internet, and strangers in town. No need to come all the way up here where only me and my dog live.”