Day 14: Two prompts – Writer’s Digest asked for honesty/dishonesty, NaPoWriMo asked for dialog. This is one-sided, but dialog, I think.
Invisible girl trying
Do you have anything to say?
Just a smirk, as usual
To make sure I know you find me amusing
Until you finish with me altogether.
Until you begin to stare pointedly
Out the window into the trees
Where something far more important
Is taking place right before your eyes.
Why won’t you look at me?
Did I raise my voice?
I hadn’t noticed through the tears.
No wait I can calm down
If you’d just please stop, come back
And listen to me, really listen.
I knew you’d slam the door!
I knew you’d walk out like always
Pretending you can’t hear me shouting at your back!
I hate your fucking guts.
And in a few hours when you come back without a word
I’ll join you in the lie of nothingness
Because telling the truth would change everything.
~ Liesl Dineen 2015