I Avoid

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:35 -- alymie

I Avoid...

I put my sunglasses on,

so strangers won't be afraid of me...

my expressions of rage,

and the purest sorrow

are far too raw for strangers to see and to handle

My friend long ago once told me of many who feared me

when they saw my eyes

even, when I was just thinking.

I can't summon it now

the look of love my associations so love me for

so I avoid

I avoid to keep them from fearing

I avoid to keep them from worrying

But most of all, I avoid so the won't grow tired of me.

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