Eva Ottevanger

A POEM


There are voices that are mumbling all around me.

But no one says that it will be okay.

Arms won't reach out to grasp you tight.

There is no touch that will ever be able to soothe your pain.

Do they even see it?

Do they know that you are drowning?

Do they notice that you are weeping?

No, they don't see it.

No, they don't know.

No, they don't notice.

I find myself fading into the shadows.

Why is this void, this emptiness, this loneliness the one keeping me company?

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