I See You

Yeah, I see you

girl at the back of the class

hoping if she keeps quiet 

no one will ask her to speak

hoping that if she wills her lips sewn shut

no one will see her

 

Yeah, I see you

boy melting into the post it notes of the back wall

wearing the chains of camouflaged silence

to cover up voices that scream insecurity

hoping that if he stays quiet

no one will see him

 

Yeah, I see you 

you're not invisable to me

girl afraid to speak because everytime

she did she was struck

 

Yeah, I see you

you're not invisable to me

boy afraid to speak his mind because

he's been told he's stupid one too many times

 

I see you,

Goddamnit

I see you.  

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