Attempt #1

I see you, do you see me?

I’ve been trying to get your attention all day.

I need you to know me, and I need to know you

But I close the curtain and let you see what I choose.


My greatest fear is isolation,

Yet, its this fear that I’m causing by hiding.

I’ve opened myself up to others,

and have been hurt.

Should I let those who hurt me dictate who I should trust?


I know that I’m not alone,

But it doesn’t stop me from feeling it.

I feel like the colour orange in a monochrome image,

It’s beautiful, but doesn’t fit in.


I’m angry too,

At the past, at those who hurt me, and myself.

I want to let go and move on,

But I seem to get more stuck, the more I attempt to get free.


Why does life have to be like this?

Will I end up stronger?

Is it worth enduring?