📚✍🏾”I Know You’re There”~By, Maxwanette A Poetess✍🏾📚

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I Know You’re There

It sneaks up on me, like a silent predator,

          Hungrily eyeing its prey.



I can’t see it, but I know it’s there.

I feel it looming in the shadows,

          Lurking in the corners and doorways.



Jeering & taunting, pretending friendship,

          Begging for me to let it in.



Giving me flashbacks of my life,

          And how empty it’s been.

Reminding me of my past failures,

          Belittling my accomplishments.



Toying with my mind, my emotions….

Unraveling me and tossing me away,

          Like yesterday’s trash.



It’s a tug-of-war of wits & emotions,

Who’s keeping count of the odds?

I feel like I’m drowning, and no one cares,

It’s like falling and no one is there to catch me.



I know you’re there, dammit, leave me alone!!


*Inspired by the demon Mental Illness can be.


© Maxwanette A Poetess, All Rights Reserved.







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