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Who Are You When No One Is Looking?

WHO ARE YOU WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING?

I call this place home
I’m a forest dweller
Surrounded by nature
Animals, and words

Regular invasions lead
Me to eat, pop a pill, or
Drink a glass of wine

I’m a memorable
Entertainer
Leaving my tears
Behind in the bathroom
To don a smile and a joke
In your presence

I’m not sure if I like
People less or more
Than loneliness

So I venture out
To find a friend
My feet get injured
I never wear shoes


I find mirrors instead

My car is necessity
Though its wheels
Get less traction than
My mind

I make videos
To remember who
I was
Before becoming
Someone else

If you knew me then
Perhaps I was a
Blockbuster
But that season
Is no longer
Available to
Rent

I’m a mother
At birth milk
Poured from my
Breasts


Soaking the
Faces of Oppression


&

Feeding the wants
Of men and women
Alike

I have a passion
For children
And childhood

But hate milk

Showing my face
In public feels
Like unintentional
Stripping

I don’t know what
They see or
Why they want to
Touch

I don’t sleep
Maybe I skipped
A lesson in resting
Or maybe I’ve always
Been at rest

I’m in love
In what feels like
Forever
But imagine a
Life of chastity
Is destiny

While wondering
Upon the pleasures
Of physical love
And its infinite
Absence


every day is effort
to be more than
the day before
while struggling with
the knowing that i’m
enough
as is

Most days I am
Content
Filled with
Gratitude
Aware of my
Blessings

And Thankful

I want to love
And nothing more
Life is the challenge

I stir my tea
Clockwise
Intent to move
Each moment
Forward

But some days
I call that place in the woods home
Read someone else’s stories
To be someone else
When no one is
Looking





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