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,


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.