Dying to be heard
in a world that doesn’t want to hear a word
of what’s been survived
behind and outside of these eyes.
Considered weak, pathetic dramatic wild
cast aside avoided, ignored and denied
you know why don’t you?
to let people in on the truth of you.
To admit there’s a darkness
eating you, a silent killer inside of you
it creeps that way
as you wrestle your own shadow
to the ground.
Claw at the air for signs of life
clutch at straws for hope
stare, through the reflection in your mirror
trying to remember
your last genuine smile
in a world that is blind
to your mind.