Frozen: Still Waiting
Tongue tied at age six I wait for its undoing.
It’s only becoming worse this paralysis of talk
This awkwardness of face
This immobility of lips
(When trying to respond to a question
The witness is unable to form words, your honor).
She’s not being obdurate or intransigent,
Its her tongue
(What happened to cause this? Asks the judge.)
Faces at close hand
Strangers questioning her opinions
“Shyness, also called diffidence, is the feeling of apprehension,
Lack of comfort, or awkwardness especially when a person is in proximity
With other people. (Wikepedia, the free encyclopedia)
It may also be caused by accidental birth as a female.