Here are two poems that were supposed to be part of the poetry novel but didn’t push through because they were buried beneath all my written drafts and I just found them yesterday while cleaning my desk. If they were found earlier, they would have formed part of UNMASKED’s first part, Pathos.
I’m the girl,
the one who’s always lost
the one with the fake smile;
the girl who seems to be so strong.
That girl who’s always there
and seems to have no problems of her own
the one who holds back tears,
until she’s all aone.
a place of rest I’ve tried to find
aching in my heart, chaos in my mind
this place is poison to my soul
can’t take much more, I’m losing control