Just an Expression

Just an expression, not meant for words,

Too vague for interpretation,

No message lying beneath,

A step out of place,

A voice overheard,

A glance in a misplaced direction,

An unusual gesture,

A laugh aimed solely at my own misdoing…

Our minds fall prey to our own selfish sense:

We all must turn when a voice is raised,

When a door is slammed,

An odd phrase suggested,

We all must feel we are part of…

In on the whole thing,

As if we had been there all along,

And had some emotional attachment to the situation…

“The whisper of a couple passing,

They surely speak of us

My god, we’re glass- they surely know all of my faults,

A person like one of us…so absurd as to gain everyone’s attention,

To become the sole topic of conversation…”

We’re too preoccupied with our petty problems, insecurities.

What was just an expression, has taken my mind hostage.

And spent the day dislodging common sense.

For the sake of our own selfishness.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This grew out of lots of different events recently...it's pretty self-explanatory.

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Nicole.J.Burgess's picture

How true this seems to be. We are all har to selfish to think otherwise from wat you have aleady said. It is the way that you have said it all that catches my mind so much. It's all so clear and yes very self-explanitary but so so good.
Fantastic job