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Poetry

Dani Cojo

"Hunted"

                                                 -Published in Swallow the Moon 2016


Like glass,

She is transparent.

She doesn't hide hr compassion,

And she is willing to do anything

For anyone.

She wears her heart on her sleeve,

And on her pants,

And on her shoes.

On her everything.

She gives and gives

Until she has no clothes left.

Even when she is naked,

She is willing to give

Money,

Time, 

Effort,

Talent,

Creativity,

Work,

Love.

If you ask for her help, she will never say no.

This makes her a saint.

This makes her a doormat.

Years of favors,

Years of giving,

Years of never asking for anything in return.

She can only take so much pressure

And stress

And expectations.

Everyone expects her to agree without complaint.

All it will take it one more ginormous favor,

One more "can you do this for me?"

One more empty promise to "pay back later,"

Before she fractures

And explodes.