we’re not special
not like before
i don’t fucking like you anymore
was before even all that
was it even real
you catapulted your heart
and adoration away
to another

i transport back to emotions
i was forced to leave behind
aching for them
support is not commitment
when your lover suffers
subtle degrees of rejection
your focus was where it shouldn’t have been
layers of my strength
came undone with your carelessness

i was livid
i was lost

i am lost
and still here

now what

Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at or follow her on Facebook, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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  1. Nice piece, awesome

    1. Thank you!

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