Decisions and desires

I opened my mouth to speak
And you hushed me

You let me speak a few words
Before you made an assumption
of what I might say

You began your defence
You made excuses

I tried to speak
You continued your excuses
Until I hushed you

Finally you let me speak

And it was only then
that you understood
I was trying to help

Yet when I open my mouth to speak
Once more you hush me
You make your assumption

And again and again
You dream up
An entire hoard of excuses

Now I do not speak

I stay silent
For it is only in my silence
That you do not attack me with pointless justifications

You made decisions for me
What was once we is I
Your decision, your choice

Now I will speak
I will decide for myself
Desire for myself