Experience minds, not just their vessels.
Let them help you peel away your layers
while you do the same for them.
The walls of your fortress will crumble, but that’s okay.
Share the past; stinging words, flashbacks. All.
Allow the memories to be, allow them to mature
and disperse into momentary fizzles.
Know that time eases, but is no ointment.
Keep a jar handy to soothe the welts if
and when they rise.
And communicate. Any way you choose.
Being voiceless does not make you mindless.
Understanding is sourced from so much more