Gone Girl

Jonyce Bland

I keep my guard up
I have a wall around my myocardium
And you don’t bother trying to get in
Trying to understand me
Instead you help to make the wall taller and more resistant to when anyone shows me love
And that is why I smile but feel like broken glass on the inside
I shut everyone out and hate to speak on my feelings because they always taunt me
You always taught me
to keep quiet
To silence myself
Now I’m at the point where I feel unwanted
As though I no longer have use in your life
I will leave now
And never come back
Don’t ask why instead question yourself
Did you even try?
– Kemi Ibrahim