A Poem On Burning

You say that you’re trying but all you’re doing is 

saying.

Saying you are trying not

showing. 

You say that you care but all you are doing is

saying. 

Saying that you care but you are still not 

here. 

No. 

You are still there. Knowing that I am sad

knowing that I need you

knowing there is something you could do. 

No. 

Trying is not saying, “see you soon.” and then receiving  a text message saying,

“see you tomorrow.”

No. 

Caring is not saying, “You are more important.” 

and then staying 

there

not  HERE 

where I am.

Where I need you to be. 

No. 

It is a lie when you say, “I miss you.”

only after I burn and scream and force you to acknowledge that I need HELP. 

Oh god, I need HELP. 

I need to LEAVE and I need to feel OK and I need 

HELP.  

NO. 

It is not you, it is me. 

It is everyone and it is 

me.

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