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When Being Connected Leaves You Disconnected

Modern Day Romance

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 8 months ago 1 min read
When Being Connected Leaves You Disconnected
Photo by Gabriel Benois on Unsplash

I'll say please, if it pleases you,

thank you - to be polite.

As we rummage round the living room,

ignoring things unsaid last night.

Pretending to be busy,

rushing through another day.

Looking at each other,

with nothing new to say.

I don't like the confrontation,

you don't like the backing down.

So, we avoid one another,

neither wants to make a sound.

By Hao Pan on Unsplash

It just might stir communication,

we've both unofficially, called it off.

Walking around, uneducated therapists -

proclaiming what we know, and stuff.

To keep the game alive,

no-one wants to walk away.

But we are cold to how we're feeling,

feelings- just get in the way.

So, could you please keep your opinions,

it's ok, let me alone.

Thank you for your understanding,

get back to living on your phone.

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About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Cathy holmes8 months ago

    This is great. Love it.

  • Babs Iverson8 months ago

    Fantastic!!! Left some love!!!

  • Lightning Bolt8 months ago

    Love it! ❤️❤️❤️

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