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“Dissociation” A Poem by Shumon Jenkins’ 18

I don’t want to write anymore.

By that I mean,

I don’t want to share it.

All I wanted was to connect with someone.

Have someone tell me they loved it,

and hope that meant they loved me.

Gaining a false sense of security,

that what I do,

and who I am,

means something.

But I don’t want that anymore.

I don’t need it.

I’ve been home for too long.

Cause around here, what’s the point? 

We don’t survive off hope,

just fear.

Causing nothing to change.

Expect the way we pray;

to Lord protect me,

to Lord Forgive me,

to Lord Forgive them,

and have them watch over me. 

I feel a disconnect-

-that makes me believe writing should just be therapy.

Cause what’s the point of putting your soul on the paper,

if no one cares to see it.

Posted by on October 20, 2017. Filed under Around Campus. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.