Look Away

Beneath porcelain mask
Ivory skinned
Fine lines
Shatter through tears
Smile I do
It is all expected
No tears
No wants
No desires
Forever dangled
Within reach
Violently snatched
No gentleness
Net slashed through
Forever screaming
Hands clawing
Velvet air made glass sharp
Rips through
Soul bled
Howling emptiness
Gaping hole
Never satiated
Words spoken
Plastic salve
Band aid
Barely sticks
Wave of hand
Remove him from sight
For he offends
His joker’s hand
Cultivated to subdue
To rage raw
To finally let go
A petty farce
Look not close
Look not where smile dips
Look not where no light flows
Look away when years appear
Look away

©Nov. 7/19
Picture via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

30 thoughts on “Look Away”

      1. Want me to fly there right now to help you beat someone up? Or at minimum stick maxipads to their car? Cuz I will!


      2. Lol no it is all good. Someone decided that due to work and family constraints I should be set free and find someone else. Yep. Find someone else who can give me the attention I deserve. You read that right I did not get a say in thiscmattwr


      3. Ugh, i am so sorry. What a cop out too. Do people not realize that you’re more than capable of taking a back seat to stuff when things get hard? They don’t deserve you. How long were you together?

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      4. 11 months. And thing is I fought him when he wanted exclusivity for this exact reason. But noooooooooo I listened and well now look where I am…….worst is he checks in to make sure I am okay 😭😡😡


      5. No no no. He needs to either be with you or leave you alone. None of this bs. He can’t keep you on the line.

        I am so sorry honey. I wish you lived closer so you could come out with me tonight looking amazeballs. Or we could just eat ice cream.

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      6. Maybe, and I’d love to join the girl squad but i feel like that’s not always best. I think if hes scared and running away, let him run. There is also the possibility that he just doesn’t want to be in a relationship right now. Either way, he needs to let you go for now and figure it out.

        I am so sorry you have to to through this. Breakups are so hard, especially when one sided. You know though you will get through it. Everything happens for a reason 🖤♥️

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      7. The girl squad is awesome. Really I am center and my girls spoke around me like a wheel. And there is always more room. I have spent a lot of time being solitary and now well whether in my own backyard or through the internet when I meet women who I enjoy talking with who I feel drawn to get pulled into my family spoke wheel whether you want to or not. I give you no choice but to be loved by me. 😘


      1. Thank you. Sorry short hand on last message. I knew I needed to boost I was hoping that it could wait a bit. And sudden temp drop. It is -14 this morning and I have to go start car. Thank you for your suggestions and kind words. 🤓💜

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