You used to capture me
in your arms and
hold my eyes hostage
until I told you
that was wrong
each little detail
you cradled me
with concern
and I felt safe
now you are too busy
or distracted
or obtuse
to see me
the real me
the one I showed you
glimpses of
and now all I feel is
of rejection
you can’t even see
the tears on my face
or maybe
has forced you
to look inward
and leave me
alone with myself
feeling unwanted
and at home.


by shannon wright

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I am feeling your words move through me-so much familiarity present that I can relate to.... ~Kristy~