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you say goodnight

the hurt
p u l l s at me
when we get in bed
and you roll over

you say to me
“goodnight”
after such
a very bad day

you say it
like a drone
like you are on
auto-pilot

like the bad day
was erased
as you pulled
our red blanket
over your head

but it doesn’t
cover the sounds
of the insults
that echo

e c h o

and as you turn
to lie on your side
to look at what
you want
you are blind
to the fact that
you lie to yourself

that you care
whether I have
a goodnight
or for that matter
a bad day

so go ahead
and face the wall
with your
closed eyes and
closed mind

it’s better for you
this way so you
can’t see me

withering away
into the shadows
of your “goodnight”
and my
bad
day

you say goodnight

ShadowDancer

Kansas City, United States

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