Here i am standing still

Waiting for the room to quiet

Anytime i try to talk, I’m unheard.

As if the whole world is ignoring me.

Surrounded by lovers, I’m the only one here, single.

I might as well be invisible.

I’ll close the door softly

And disappear like a ghost.

I sit here broken

In this cold darkness

That I call loneliness.

Jeffersonville High School, 2019