deepundergroundpoetry.com

a name at the end of the alphabet

You act like you know me
because my name grew up in your bones
and your name grew up in mine
but itís been a long time
since weíve been close

Those days have faded
from our respective memories
and when I look at you
all I see now is the mirror
of your judgement
and the ghost of a black eye
you once gave me
my nails leaving a sky of bruises
in your back

Iím not a child though you treat me
like the teen people still mistake me for
and I somehow lose my womanhood
in your presence
as petulant as a child pulling a face
behind your back because I donít like
what you have to say
never mind that itís your wrong
and itís my life pulled out of the top hat
like a deformed rabbit to poke fun at

Blood has never flowed thicker than water
and I can still count the ways of all our wrongs
tainting all the good times Iím sure we had
if only I could recall them from the abyss
of memory

You act like you know me
because my name grew up in your bones
and your name grew up in mine
but itís been a long time
since weíve been close
and when you stare down your height at me
with your condescending air
like youíre better than me
for all the letters of the alphabet
ending with your name
I wonder how we ever could have been

© Indie Adams 2014
Indie
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
Published
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
likes 2 reading list entries 0
comments 2 reads 529
Commenting Preference: 
The author encourages honest critique.

Latest Forum Discussions
SPEAKEASY
Today 7:15pm by Ricky-sJournals
SPEAKEASY
Today 7:10pm by Ricky-sJournals
COMPETITIONS
Today 6:58pm by Insiderew
SPEAKEASY
Today 6:30pm by Bluevelvete
POETRY
Today 6:10pm by summultima
SPEAKEASY
Today 5:07pm by Backmomentarily