Empty

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Nothing comes from nothing.
Empty cannot become full if not filled.
So if empty people guide empty people,
Empty gets lost,
Then forgotten,
Then disappears.


Like a child in a crowded room

She slips beneath the sea of faces
Crawling between the legs of giants
Her little hands getting crushed under the soles of their feet
Her nose begins to bleed
And her knuckles begin to swell
But no one can hear her screams
Because nothing echoes nothing when it’s empty.

Empty knowledge convinces nothing
And empty understanding never learns
So if you ask Empty a question,
Even a simple “how are you?”,
Empty can’t respond because she doesn’t know how to.

Empty spends hours in a room of skeletons
Interrupting each other to talk about their problems
But Empty doesn’t want a solution,
She just wants something to fill the silence.

So Empty fills her house with empty things
Decorates her identity with what people think
Filters her life to fit her Facebook feed
And crops her reality to fit an empty dream.

See, Empty appears beautiful
Clothed in silk, draped loosely around her slender figure,
Lips like nectar and eyes that sparkle like silver,
She convinces you that crossing over her threshold is the answer.
But like a white washed tomb her words are hollow.
Empty is not a leader but a follower.
The only thing she is sure of
Is how to repeat what she sees around her,
Because in a world of empty standards,
To be empty is fulfillment.

Empty

Goodbye

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Goodbye
is more
than a farewell.
Goodbye
is I’m sorry
whispered
too late,
I love you
left unsaid.
A smile
never exchanged,
A thank you
distracted
by a text.
Goodbye
is the tight hug,
from behind,
you were
too afraid
to give.
Goodbye
is the letter
you never
got
to send.
Goodbye
is your daughters
wedding
you decided
not to attend.
Goodbye
is your last words
before your mothers
final breath.
You see,
goodbye
is so much more
than a farewell.
Goodbye
is the
bittersweet endings
pullingĀ on
your heartstrings.
Goodbye
holds
all the words
you never said
and
all the words
you wish had.
And sometimes
that goodbye
is the last chance
you’ll ever get.

Goodbye