Steps

Sitting on the empty steps
She stumbles

Boisterous chatter all around 

Didn’t phase

Felt a presence next to her

She turns

A friendly face demanding her attention 
She internally pales
Shots fired one after the other
She listens, nods
And answers when she had too

Can feel the salty prickle

Wanted to feel numb

Shut the world out
But she keeps her ground
Sucks it up in gulps
Made no sound

Her efforts to look sane

Noticed or not

She didn’t know 

The talks did not stop
Eyes bore into hers
But never asked

She blanches at the thought

If indeed someday inquired
What answer, did she have to give

Its her battle 

On her own

She has to win or submit
The old armor of power
She wore was slowly crumbling 
Or maybe it already had
Who knows :
She surely did not.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. phillister says:

    Complicated, defensive and beautiful

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    1. 😍 thank you so much

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  2. Nice poem, beautiful message.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Lost soul says:

    Then you must re read ❀️

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  4. Lost soul says:

    I am looking for words to say that it’s beyond perfection 😍

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    1. Sorry to say my love but I think you are being overly giving with your compliments.
      As after reading this I am actually thinking to reread my own work to see wt did u really see which I didnt… πŸ˜‚

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