Not Good Enough

In a word

Is how I feel

Inadequate

No longer wanted

No longer needed

Forgotten since

I became a useless person

Unable to work

Unable to do a lot of things

Some days I can barely get through

Taking them moment but moment

Friends have moved on

To others who can keep up

Family doesn’t visit

Afraid they’ll wear me out

Even those closest to me

Dismiss me as unimportant

The only thing that I can say

Is chronic illness is a lonely life


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – inadequate

Need To Know

Forgive me for interrupting your day
But I just needed to know
Know that you are still there
And maybe remember who I am
(Once I was your friend)
sympathize with your need for independence
But a part of me still needs
To know if you still care
To know if I still matter in your life
There was a time you told me
I was your whole world
Now I feel like a second class citizen
Stripped of my rights
Only a glancing thought
A shadow of what I once was…