Held Refrained

What happens to the words
which can’t be written, said or heard.

The words which swim inside a head,
constantly begging to be said
but held refrained,
those which can’t be named
or seen together
just in case someone
gets the wrong idea.

Even though those words
may be quite clear
in their proper place,
hidden behind a face.

Once they appear
actually written, heard or said,
it changes everything inside the head
of everyone exposed.