Tagged: self-esteem

on uneven ground,

on uneven ground,
we have pretended
long enough
for self-esteem to
fray, patterns
to solidify,
thoughts
to slant
with no foothold
.
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when i am in your

when i am in your
arms, i pretend to know what’s
what, take great gulps of

confidence, appear serene,
a thing you can hold onto
.
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it makes little to

it makes little to
no sense that i
should feel this
way. even approaching
midnight, a classic
hour of clarity,
i am having trouble
sorting through
the ratio of give-and-
take. the benefit
of the doubt often
spills over when
avoiding confrontation
.
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with time, we long for

expect, and do not

for every sign of

the difference between

the difference between
having much and having
little to offer is
in what we tell
ourselves –
every once in
awhile, we ought to
compare notes
.
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