Spittle and Sorrows, a poem by Lexi Flint

April 9, 2013

I despise the way YOU look at me

as if YOU know me

when YOU clearly don’t .

I am not

YOUR friend,

YOUR relative,

or  YOUR lover,


YOU stare and whisper

ours eyes lock

but I quickly look away.

for it hurts

as it always has.

YOU have been doing this for so long,

I should be used to it by now

but you never really get used

to the negativity.

The person YOU are

may have changed

but YOU are all the same

a mean spirit lives in YOU,

one that  belittles

all others

who are not like YOU

to make yourselves feel better

but at night

when YOU are all alone

you’ll realize that

criticizing others


work and

YOU’RE alone

once more


in YOUR own

spittle and sorrows.



Filed under African American Authors, Lexi Flint, poetry, writing challenge

4 responses to “Spittle and Sorrows, a poem by Lexi Flint

  1. Good poem! Good way to blow off some steam! Hope your next few days are better!

  2. Pingback: An Unfinished Story, a poem by Lexi Flint | Lexi Flint's Author Alcove

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