Visibility is Poor (TDOV 2016)
Sometimes, it can be hard to believe
in something you don't see.
even the invisible exists.
It just remains hidden from plain sight.
Just because you don't see the pain that someone carries,
like it's the entire universe on their shoulders,
that doesn't mean that it isn't there.
You see, not all people are visible.
Some of us hide under false identities given to us
before we were ever able to reject them
Not because we want to
but because it is required of us
Some of us have erased our pasts
not because they aren't our own
but because they can be a danger to our present
Some of us have taken our own futures
not because they weren't promising
but because we are led to believe
that a future is a luxury that we don't deserve
And so we hide ourselves
because our entire lives
reality has told us,
"You don't exist"
But we do
We are here
However, visibility is poor
and those with vision fogged by ignorance
refuse to believe that which they cannot see
and the pain is am