I Just Can't

Anxious mind,

Anxious heart,

Yearning to see

The World.


Always telling myself

                    Don't talk to them,

                  Don't say a word,

                     They don't like you.


Don't want to

        Present in class

                                 Speak to even small crowds

                                          Ask someone a question.


No one understands

Why I act this way,

so disconnected

all the time.


It's so hard to tell them

I just can't.

I like you, but

I just can't.


Please forgive me

for making you present.

I didn't want to,


I just couldn't

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