hello, i miss you but i’ll never back down.
hello, i love you but i won’t back down.
i’m tired and i’m sure you’re tired too. i see you’re just as stubborn as i am.
but you won’t win this one because i know that it’ll hurt more if we stayed friends.
you seem to have forgotten me. you play pretend and look away. you blow up at everyone because they’re there. and damn, you need to feel something come alive; anything.
but they don’t understand you. they’ll smile and say all the stuff you’ve heard before, because they are not me.
i know. believe me, i know.
does it feel satisfying, having said your piece without listening?
does it feel better to cut those you care about out of your mind to replace them with half-hearted admirers and lovers of misery…like you?!
maybe it was all a lie and you were busy acting like someone i knew.
maybe you couldn’t bear the truth: that we’d never fit, not even with glue.
so i wrote you this letter, but you’ll never read it. i took a picture, but you’ll never see it.
i talked to a dial tone today because i know what you’ll say and
it won’t be pretty.
there’s just some things i collected in my travels that i wanted to share.
some choices i made, but you didn’t care.
there’s some advice someone gave which i didn’t heed.
and neither did you. so i’m done with the deed.
i know. it’s hard. but, not as hard as losing.
send me a postcard from “somewhere” someday. send it so i’ll know you’re alive.
wish you were here and you guessed it:
order it return receipt requested.


About Lisa Perez

Lisa M. Perez is a published poet, editor, copywriter, public speaker and artist. The co-creator of the first ever ArtSpace in Jersey City, member of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and administrator for an online Mail Art group, Lisa supports the arts and advocates for creativity. Her successful, Art Journal and "Notes from my Brain" series are ongoing projects that evolve with the artist. In addition to being an active blogger since 2005, Lisa scripts and edits copy for various online articles and videos. In September 2017, she was a guest-speaker and virtually chaired a YOGA Recovery meeting. In her spare time, Lisa studies, reads, and creates while maintaining a day job in a STEM field and being a full-time fur-mommy to her shih-tzu, Cher.
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