I Keep My Distance

Posted: May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

I keep my distance a subtle form of discouragement
I want to be liked but not needed.

I’m an emotional coward secure in my solitude
wary beyond my borders.

I’ve been in the trenches I’ve earned my scars
swapped valor for vigilance.

Open wounds closed heart no room for chance
all possibilities are fraught.

Such reluctance invites hostility
there are those who would drag me into the light.

They see in the shadows sinister affect
these dark contours only conceal my tears.

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Comments
  1. this reflects you… very personal

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  2. Victor says:

    Brilliant and achingly beautiful.

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  3. stephanie says:

    omg just realized tears (verb) and tears (noun) look the same

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  4. TJ says:

    Very good, always enjoy poet13

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