Isolation

“There’s no point shouting for help

no one can hear you”

the words follow me through a lifetime

and leave me always

struggling alone

I believed them then

so that they burrowed

into the very heart of me

and left no room for disbelief.

I cannot shout for help now

no one will hear me

and my unanswered cry

will be worse

than anything

they can do to me.

 

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