You call me your partner But I feel like your tag-along An afterthought Navigating life as “I” not “we” You announce your plans As a fait accompli Failing to take me into consideration In matters that impact my world Which actively weaves you through it I’m tired of having the same conversations And being set up in [...]
I lay on the grass beside you And looked up at Your soft brown eyes With the bright sun Behind you You were so beautiful I felt so soothed content And happy I looked across At your soft strong body The water glistened On your skin And your eyes Danced with joy I’ve never seen [...]
I am your daughter Playing out the role Of your teacher Your mother Using my precious energy To steer you on course Again and Again So that you can Do the right thing And come through for me You have glimmers Of understanding and care Then fall back into The darkness That envelops you And [...]
Victim to your life You live out the consequences Of your choices For which you expected others To hold the burden And take the fall But that didn’t happen Yet still you expected demanded it Failing to step up Instead falling down More deeply Into your misery Which you used as a whip To punish [...]
Just because It didn’t happen to you You declare definitively It doesn’t happen Pointing a finger at me For experiencing it Making some judgment In your smug self-righteous Pseudo-spirituality What kind of an idiot are you ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
My world becomes Smaller and smaller As one person after another Proves themselves unsafe Dangerous Arrogant Obtuse And as I Suffer the consequences Of their actions And inactions I don’t know If I’ll make it through This time ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s [...]
You injure me In my own home After I lovingly Prepare a meal And experience For you And then Instead of apologizing You go on the attack Telling me that I am So sensitive That I am cursed That I have Bad luck bad karma Projections of your Belief systems Adding insult to injury Compounding [...]
I am losing my shit My air-tight memory And perception Unraveling in your presence The sirens Singing to me Luring me into Self-destruction Through the promise of Connection ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
Trust is a tricky thing Even those most trustworthy Can fail to come through When the need is subtle Or dire You find out What people are made of When you cross over The proscribed formulas For human engagement And have needs That require A level of sensitivity That is not taught That typically Is [...]
I trust you In general But don’t trust you In this instance People are different In different situations Acting out Aspects of themselves That may be Contradictory I don’t know you Well enough yet To know How consistent Or reliable you are Across the board And I have been betrayed before So I’m not even [...]