‘Hey what’s up girl. Ms. Stranger. I was just
Looking for my cat’s lost cousin’ or
Something like that he said. I guess that was a ploy to
Deter me from why he is really here, maybe hoping
That I find pleasure in the fact that he has deemed me
As recognizable.” Oh did you really see me on the cover
Of ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT ME’ magazine, standing
Beside my new self?
Sure did. Especially since he mailed me a copy.
Of course I didn’t say
That aloud. He tries so hard not to let
Me see he is just as vulnerable as I am.
Sometimes I feel like lashing out at him
To tell him what’s really on my
Mind. Then I remember I, yes I am
The one that has to protect his heart
And it’s me, yes me who can hold him together. To sustain his
Pride it happens, just like clock work the countdown begins
5-Wow. That sounds so exciting
4-You really are talented. You know I….-
3-Ooh. You actually traveled there, one day I-
2Yes, I know you own your own business.
1-That is interesting, really it is.
-oops, I’m losing momentum-
Look, maybe you and I can talk-
‘Um, look shawty, I really don’t have time for a relationship
Happens every time.
Tamuriel L. Dillard