When after the fact
you say out loud, “I should
have known” or “Why didn’t they
say anything, why didn’t they
reach out,”

you must consider
the possibilities:

that they did not want
anyone to know,

that they did not want
you to know,

or that they did let you know
and someday you will look back
and see the moment you were told
staring back at you in the mirror,
looking as you should have
when it first happened.

How long do you think
you will be able
to hold your own gaze?

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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