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    Let's get Together

    Today I was the girl I used to be.

    As a child I watched people at the commissary,
    just stood there staring.

    Watched them as they loosely held hands
    as she gawked at diamond rings behind the blaringly bright counter,
    and his tooth-worn nails scraped nonchalantly at chalky ketchup.

    Watched as knobby fingers spelled hysteria (I just cant take it anymore)
    at down-fixed eyes,
    counting cocoons of lint nestled in blue matted carpet,
    wearied by all the unnecessary noise.

    Watched unabashedly, looking into opalled cataracts
    vacant milky whites,
    not noticing me noticing, with clarity,
    such deep opaqueness.

    ...but when they would notice...
    when the observed would see the observer.
    well, those moments
    were when I felt most
    the heart-panging chill,
    of having always been alone.

    but more often, I was invisible,
    I hid so easily in a crowd.

    Today, today I was the girl I used to be.

    I stared at her from across the divide of generic conversations and pleasantries
    "Are you thirsty, would you like an apricot iced tea?"
    "Work isn't work if you love what you do"
    "Im so sorry. Try to keep an open door,
    one day she'll come back into loving arms and that will be all that mattered"


    She hoisted relationships as if they were feathers.
    Coaxed each one into her trust.
    There never was a person she could call a stranger.

    She always hid so well in crowds.
    Last edited by Shadowlight; 12-02-2019 at 03:41 AM.

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