when you don’t accept me

it’s like the whole universe 
wants to banish me 
and I feel as if 
I am sinking deep into a black hole 
beyond the event horizon 
buried within the singularity 
being ripped and torn

by your words

and I can’t apologize enough 
for how insignificant my piece 
of the puzzle is 
and sometimes it seems easier to say

my part doesn’t even matter

not really
but somehow I need to believe it does