I hadn’t looked at your picture in so long. 

Too afraid

Afraid that if we made eye contact in any way, I’d go back. 

But I stared this time. 

No longer hypnotized. 

Nor did I shrink back 

From the invitation to surmise 

what was hidden in your eyes. 

Cause now I know

Pomp, circumstance, insecurity, ice and lies. 

And yet I still didn’t want to be caught staring..again. 


I’m so much stronger now. 

As you very well should be. 

Considering its natural progression for even the most well mannered, finely groomed, articulate, and convincing leech. 

Now this time you avert your eyes 

And tell them to never speak of me. 

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