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what do you see?

By Heather HublerPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
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Invisible is how I look to you.

You glance my way and see right through

the smile I crafted so carefully,

fading quickly in abject misery.

'Cuz there's nothing holding you to me,

background noise is all I seem to be.

No matter if I dress to please

or fix my face, sink to my knees

and pray that I might catch your eye;

no recognition as you walk on by.

I blend in with the scenery,

wallflower who can't seem to be

noticed by anyone at all;

transparency the key to my downfall.

Like a superpower in reverse,

it's a never-ending, fucking curse.

And if someone doesn't see me soon

I'll be forced to flee, fly to the moon.

Slowly fading from existence here on earth,

erasing each day back to my tragic birth.

That's it! That works! I'll float up high

in a rainbow bubble with no more lies

that people tell about being fair and kind;

when someone listens and pays me any mind.

My heart will beat, my lungs will clear.

Oh to breathe the air up here!

The sun and stars welcome me as friends,

I hope this moment never ends.

But all things that go up, come crashing down.

All my stifled screams erupt; I start to drown.

You only notice when the red begins to seep,

I lie cold and broken, then you deem to weep...

when a simple difference to your egocentric day,

could mean the invisibility is pushed a beat away.

A smile to start, a nod works too

you smile at me, I'll smile at you.

Doesn't matter if it's face-to-face or virtual, online–

Just make a difference one person at a time.

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Heather Hubler

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  • Daniel Jeyaraman2 months ago

    My friend, you are not invisible from our support and love. Lovely writing. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • Ruth Stewart2 months ago

    I think it reminds me of how homeless people might feel. So many people are lonely these days it's just shocking when we have the technology to keep in touch so easily. I see you. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Bazooka Teaches3 months ago

    Wow! Really deep. I like!

  • Neo Natsu4 months ago


  • Miranda Putney4 months ago

    I see you ☺️ I feel you, too!

  • A.N.Tipton4 months ago


  • Alex H Mittelman 4 months ago

    I like it!! Very relatable!!!!!!!!

  • Julie Buchy4 months ago

    So lyric and so relatable. Nice work!

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    This speaks to many of us. I think this also resonates within Vocal itself. I felt the heart in this story. Hearted and subscribed.

  • This was soooo sad! 😭 This line hit me hard: But all things that go up, come crashing down. It's the bitter truth. Gosh this poem was so heart-wrenching but I loved it!

  • Morgana Miller4 months ago

    Dang, this was visceral and so deeply felt. There’s such a character behind this narrator, too, I can feel them in my mind’s eye—underestimated, on the cusp of a grand explosion—reading this got my own creative juices flowing! Absolutely gripping

  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    Relevant and beautifully expressed poem about unrequited love. The opening line is GOLD.

  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    Wow! So many great and relatable lines in this one. I found myself saying "Whoa!" when I read -erasing each day back to my tragic birth- and -background noise is all I seem to be- Powerful stuff that makes you think. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is incredibly relatable and just wonderful! Well done <3

  • Gina C.4 months ago

    This poem is amazing and so relatable; thank you for expressing this for us so beautifully. This part really took my breath away: “ I blend in with the scenery, wallflower who can't seem to be noticed by anyone at all;” We all see you here!! ❤️❤️

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    Oh my ******* hell. I felt this like s grenade in the face. Blindingly good.

  • WOW...You have described a feeling we all feel but haven't been able to put into words. Please know, if this is an autobiography, we see you, and you are invaluable!

  • Dawn Salois4 months ago

    Wonderful poem, Heather! Even a small gesture can mean the world to someone who is feeling this way.

  • You are not invisible to us. Wonderful poetry

  • J. Delaney-Howe4 months ago

    Wow. Great piece!

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Loving the last line!!! Fantastic invisible poem!!!💕😊💖💕

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    This is a gorgeous piece with with a simple lesson. Very well done.

  • That's lovely Heather! I agree! Make a difference one person at a time!

  • KJ Aartila4 months ago

    Great work! Such a simple message, to make a tiny effort to notice others. Why is it so hard to do?

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