attention

I feen for it
I need it
I can’t go without
it.
Please, just
give it to me.
Without it,
I’ll get sick
I’ll feel ill
and
who knows
what could
happen if
I don’t get it.

I’m trying to
tell you something:
I’m dangerous
without it.
I may have
to get it
somewhere else
and that
has its
own dangerous
elements.

I can’t quit
or perhaps I
could,
but not cold turkey;
maybe over a six
month or six
year period.

Just give it to me:
I need your attention.
I need your admiration.
I need your adoration.

What aren’t you
understanding?
Do I not say it
directly enough?
Should I articulate
it
differently?

Fine.
I get the message.
I’m not worthy enough
for you to notice
me.

But consider this,
think about this,
deliberate over this,
too late,
I’m dead.
and
you
never
gave
me
what
I
needed.

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jonathandeanrichie

Recently moved back to the States after living 16 months in Vietnam. I write to remove the thoughts trapped in the cobwebs of my psyche before the spider envelopes me whole.

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