She is a bashful, smiling enigma Courteous to others, harsh on herself With only the slightest trace of melancholy Flickering almost imperceptively Across her face. Only a rare few ever see beyond the pleasantness She gladly defers to others to avoid herself Deflecting questions like a super power She will listen for ages about anythingContinue reading “Hiding”

The Awkward

Awkward follows me into social places Hovering over each heartfelt exchange Taking over the weighted pauses Transforming normal into painfully strange, Mutating into my soft-spoken speech Flashing “INTROVERT” in neon signs Tumbling around on my stammering tongue Fashioning a socially anxious shrine. What a paradox the awkward creates To one who attempts to be warmContinue reading “The Awkward”