Poetry: My Escapes 

I laugh when you tell me
I am free.

Do you believe
this emptiness inside me
is filled?

Do you not see
I am more hollow each time?

Do you really think
I am happy?

If I am free
why do I need to escape?

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Poetry: Don’t

Don’t say things you don’t mean.
Don’t say always and forever
if your forevers don’t last
Don’t say you’ll never let go
and then let go
Don’t say you’re special I love you
and then love someone else.

I’m sure you meant it
at the time
but what good is it
now?
What good are any of these words
if they are not used preciously?

There will always be people
who believe you
Don’t make sad pathetic fools
out of people who love you.

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