Mute I can’t speak And I can’t think. I can’t explain As I’ve gone. I’m mute Still and silent. Feeling lightheaded With breathing fast and shallow. I don’t talk And I don’t move. I don’t know where I am As I’ve gone. Gone away in my mind And away in my body. Unsure of surroundings And of those in my presence. When I return I’m unsettled. I feel exhausted, drained And confused. I still can’t talk I know not why. Perhaps the solution Is to go away permanently.