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"Do you want to talk about it?" I ask
The words, so personal, strangely impersonal
Typed on a touch screen
It sounds like a question
But it's more of a demand
A demand of trust
Of loyalty
"Do you want to talk about it?"
Seemingly simple
Just a measly question
Asked out of concern
But it's a test
He doesn't know that
"Do you want to talk about it?"
Do you want to
Let me in
Trust me
Talk to me?
"No thanks"
"No thanks"?!
No thanks.
Two words
Eight letters
Two syllables
No thanks
No, I don't trust you
No, I don't want to talk to you.
Nor do I want to let you in
I want to scream
I want to beg.
Let me listen
Let me be your shoulder
I'll be your ear
"No thanks."

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soldtosatan said...
Mar. 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Wow Amazing i love the wait it flows adn your emotion makes it more interesting Good Job cant wait to read more
Janelle7This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 25, 2014 at 9:26 am
So much emotion! So beautifully put! Great job! 
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