AN UNTITLED POEM
I was invisible ~ for so long~ to so many.
Seen by few ~ glimpsed at, at times.
Understood, truly understood, by nobody.
Until, until, until my despair & my pain was witnessed.
Then, then, then, it was “Look at me, everyone, do you see me?”
No, no, no, you see the outside, the facade, the me I thought I needed to be to be visible.
Please, please, please, Yes, yes, yes were familiar refrains.
Now, now, now I say “No” without apology or explanation.
I am here ~ this is my voice ~ this is my heart ~ this is my soul, visible to those who can see and who are deserving.
~ writer wishes to remain anonymous