The things you never noticed about me
during the “8” hours you used to see me
every single day at work:
-I pack the same meal for lunch every day
because that’s what the food bank gave me.
-I also stick around an extra hour after work
so it’s one less hour I have to be home.
-I don’t speak up for myself because
I’m used to punishment if I do.
– I never talk about my home life
because honestly? It isn’t great.
-Yes, I still live at home, you know
because I can’t leave.
Financially? Maybe I could escape
but I’ll never be free of him.
I don’t blame you for never noticing.
I never wanted to show this part of me
Because at work, I am happy and safe.
I wish it had stayed that way