I Live

July 27, 2021
I Live ~ Photo by Patrice

You don’t know how I live
You don’t know 
what makes me tick 
all is hidden deep
beneath the facade
I keep.

Private, personal that’s where
I live 
hoping fervently 
you don’t peek beneath 
my closed lid. 

Which slams shut 
I think someone’s too close 
to see my flaws
secrets I keep, hide  
I live. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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