lived in a house where no one lost their temper.
Tempers were bad and not allowed.
Sometimes the little girl lost her temper.
It was always a bad thing to do and always meant punishment,
and that sometimes made her lose her temper again.
Anger or disagreements in her house meant silence.
Sometimes the silence lasted a long time.
When it went on and on the silence was heavy and horrible.
She just wanted to hear a voice again,
even one raised in anger would be okay.
All the little girl would want was to hear a voice
because sometimes the silence was so loud it hurt.