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Chayaaka Roberts #471509
3/5/2020

Am I invisible or can you see me?

Yes!
I've committed crime
have done some time
and more than once
I've crossed the line.
    
However,that does not mean
that you turn on me
switch teams on me
and push me out of your minds.
    
Push me out as if...
...As if when I was free
I didn't provide...
...Solid
friendship,love,happiness,laughter,shelter,availability,
Tenderness,care, and stability.
    
My phone never stopped ringing
the texts never stopped coming
I responded to them all
to show you that you mattered
NOT to just anybody
but to me.
Now that I'm upstate you flee?
    
I made the best parts
of myself available to you
All I ever asked for
was for someone to stay true
    
Yes!
I've committed crime
Plead guilty and submitted to time
Does that mean that you run forward
leaving little ol' me behind?
I'm still right where you left me
Am I invisible...
...Or can you see me?

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