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Blank

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And her mind,

It goes blank

Before you can blink.

She is smiling

All the while hating herself.

And they keep talking

And talking

And she keeps laughing.

And she excuses herself to the bathroom

Where

She stares in the mirror

Wondering if she is really here.

Why all this noise?

Just noise

Coming from mouths who don’t care

What a heart beat is.

This air;

The air that leaves her lungs

As she whispers your name,

As you press against her

And hold her steady.

As you take her where she needs to go

Without hesitation.

We sit in the quiet and

Hear the stars resonate

In our very bones.

It’s all ok.

Breathe in unison.

You don’t even need to say

It is all okay.

As You Are

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I will leave you as you are

If that’s what you like.

Or

I can return at sundown.

You can put your hand in mine

If that’s what you like.

And place your head on my shoulder.

The world goes on.

The noise continues outside

As warm smiles get colder.

But here there can be just you and I.

Heat from within

If that’s what you like.

She Sees Herself

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No one has really ever known her.

Seen her.

It is because she seldom speaks up.

She is so tired of

Trying to be heard above the noise.

She does not share her stories anymore

So others just see her smile.

They feel her hugs.

They think she is the quiet girl,

The frail one

Because she is kind.

She is learning that she does not have to explain to anyone.

She used to try but her lips stop her now.

And her heart.

Someday she will meet someone who truly sees her.

Until then she sees herself and that is enough.