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by E. Louise Sullivan 3 years ago in nature poetry

A Quickie

A willow tree.

people have asked me why I am

I've answered every inquiry with precision

to say it simply however

I am because I was

everyone is because of who they once were

so when I scowl naturally

it's because I'm scared of you

if I cry on command

it's because I'm used to being hurt

if you see me alone and quiet

don't talk to me just to feel better about you

if I'm shaking

I'm having another panic attack

if I stop singing

it's ptsd from the time someone told me that I couldn't and shouldn't

and now it's a rarity if I even do

nature poetry

E. Louise Sullivan

21 | NY

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