I’m feeling so helpless
Here…. stuck in the weeds
Can’t face it ….I’m not
I’m not who she needs.

An ostrich …. a pigeon
One easy true mark
Left all alone
Alone in the dark.

No answers to questions
I’m too scared to ask
We’re not going to make it
It’s not going to last.

Friends say that I’m foolish
That I need to let go
So much she has hidden
So much I don’t know.

What’s left ….left to do
Nothing has changed
All that we have
Is more of the same.

A wish and prayer
A hope and a dream
Means nothing if I
Am not what she needs.



Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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