Watching Eyes


Emma Bryant, Editor

Glare so sharp it pierces the skin
Cutting holes deep into my heart
Making me feel worthless,
Unworthy live in their presence

Their eyes constantly raping me
Taking advantage of my happiness
Leaving me cold and alone
No one to save me from destruction

Forcing me to feel ashamed
Of who I am and who I become
Having to watch my back always
And look around corners daily

Never escaping their watching eyes
Trapped in this loop forever
No matter where I go, I’m stuck
School, work, home, everywhere

Begging to be free from the looks
The constant panic of being watched
Has put me in the state of anxiety
All I want is to be free from their mockery