I’ll Never Win

A poem.

Jessica Lovejoy
Oct 2 · 1 min read
Photo by Filip Kominik on Unsplash

seeking your approval
but finding
empty doors
and white walls
rooted in refusal

the sound of never
delicate rejection
haunted silence
at my feet

it’s a fight
I’ll never win
I try
to pique your interest
but indifference
seeps from your pores

I’m drowning in it
I want you
to want to
pull me to your shore

in another world
in a different version
of our story
here’s hoping
for a different ending
than the one I’m sure to find.

© Jessica Lovejoy 2019. All Rights Reserved.


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A writer living in Las Vegas, telling stories about my love and my dog, usually in poetry form. unfinishedletters.com



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