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Careless (tentatively)

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece


Why are lovers so careless with me So oblivious to my feelings And sensitivities Like my words lessen in power when falling On their ears And I’m wrong for hearing the full vibrato Of what another’s got to say I never was fond Of being treated like a— A afterthought and/or a tag-a-long Idling there at the back of somebody’s mind Wondering when you gon look my way— See how I been holding the water at bay With the fabric of my own memory

My stomach aches, too My itches need scratching And I’m awfully lonely over here On my back burner flame Pot bubbling over with shit Muhfuckas don’t seem to hear

© Ama Akoto (2018)

#anxiety #depression #thoughts

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