Inescapable

The hallways reek of drama

blatant voices carry through steep stairways

the crowding of inescapable glee permeates my thoughts

something to fill the void

the void of hopelessness, isolation,

despair

Amidst a classroom of peers

Can anyone hear me?
Does anyone see me?
Can’t someone empathize with my melancholy?

I succumb to my onslaught of feelings

allowing them to fester further into the void

Unable to dispel the pain

that lacerates through my heart.