The Closet

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Gay and Lesbian  |  House: Booksie Classic


Written April 2018

Submitted: June 14, 2018

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Even now the feeling lingers,

Itching under my skin,

Memories of a different me.

I look back and wonder,

Who was she?

 

Did she ever exist at all

Or was she just a façade?

A character that I would always be.

Fifteen years I spent as her

Until I finally could see.

 

Even now that I know

I am shoved back into a lie.

Stopped from being me.

I am aware of the truth but

Still I am not free.

 

Inching my way out

Only to be shoved right back in.

But in that small room

I made friends galore

And started to bloom.

 

I might be content but

It doesn’t make it okay

That the only place I am me

Is a figurative closet

Which encourages me to be free.


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