Dethroned

April 24th, 2021

Are you listening to me
I see you disassociate from our conversation
Engaged with another
Like they’re your salvation
Are you seeing me
You make me feel lamentable
Like I’m too much or not enough
Because you’ve deemed me as dispensable
Do you hear your contradictions
Holding me to higher standards than you alone
Inconsistent with your actions
Get off your self-appointed throne

Trash

December 2nd, 2020

Mascara settles around my eyes
Into crevices like dust
Excuses litter around me
The trash you never picked up
Yet I’m swept under a rug
And the thread’s coming undone
Only so much left to lose
Before I must succumb