Raw and Bleeding

by reginadee2014


Raw and Bleeding

Regina Puckett

Running as fast as I can in the other direction,

No longer certain I can meet your standards of perfection

Peeling off these layers of mandatory disguises and masks

Freeing myself of make-believe feelings and hopeless tasks

So the next time you see me, I’ll be raw and bleeding

No longer willing to listen to your relentless pleading