Leave Me in the Dark

September 30, 2010
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Just leave me in the dark.
Walk through the alley,
Become so small
I could squish you with my fingers.
Give me one last look,
But don’t look me in the eye.
Stare at my nose,
Or my chin,
Or my eyebrows.
If you were to look me in the eye,
I’d think you actually cared.
How dare I think that, though,
As I see you through my own eyes
Walking away from me.
Leaving me in the corner of the alley.
I could call out to you,
And you’d come back.
You’d know that I care.
How come you won’t call out to me?
How come you’d let me wonder,
Wonder if you cared.
Wonder if I mattered to you
Do you see me out of your side vision?
Do you see me crying on the ground
Of this cold, hard alley?
But I know you don’t.
Because you won’t look me in the eye.
Only my nose,
Or my chin,
Or my eyebrows.
That’s where you glance on your last look,
As you walk away
And become so small
I could squish you with my fingers.
You walk through the alley,
And you just leave me in the dark.





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A_shy_dove said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 5:39 am
Beautiful poem.... I just love the line " because you wont look me in the eye"
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 9:01 am
This is SO powerful. I've been there, and you described the feeling beautifully. The emotion is almost tangible... Keep writing, you're really talented! :)
 
LaShay_25 said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 11:29 am
This is so amazing, but sad well i think ur an awesome writer, the most I like is the line I could squish you with my finger =]
 
shoelessjoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm
I really really liked it!!! I liked how he/she just walks away and leaves you in the dark it is very mysterious and i enjoyed it very much.
 
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