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I go like a bat outta hell.

My mind wanders from here to there.

Trying to out run the silence.

Trying to hide from the stillness.

Hoping to numb my mind.

You stop at an intersection.

I know you are there.

I’ve seen you here countless times.

Your car changes from time to time.

I judge you. I loathe. I have to face you.

If I face you and acknowledge your existence you deny mine. My filthy face and bandaged legs are a reminder that I am not an island. I am not independent. I am paralyzed on the outside begging for a few friends to lower me off the roof.

Try as I may to forget that I am you and you are me.

I sweat at the light.

I pray trying to make you disappear.

I try to master my mind and deny your existence.

Could you really do something other than hoard?

The story behind my sign is it true. What pride I have, is abandoned.

I am now praying for the light to turn green.

I go like a bat outta hell.

My mind wanders from here to there.

Trying to out run the silence.

Trying to hide from the stillness.

Hoping to numb my mind.

You stop at an intersection.

I know you are there.

I’ve seen you here countless times.

Your car changes from time to time.

I judge you. I loathe. I have to face you.

If I face you or reach out to your humanity will you change your ways? You hoard and take more than you need. You justify this with a privilege I do not posses. You did not earn this privilege. You fell in to it. My weather beaten eyes are a reminder that you are not liberated. We are not free from suffering.

Try as I may to forget that I am you and you are me.

I sweat at the light.

I pray trying to make you disappear.

I try to master my mind and deny your existence.

I am now praying for the light to turn green…

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