Denise Johnson


Twenty Feet


Twenty feet of
distance,
neglect,
attention,
and self-hate
twenty feet of despair

Don't look back
it's just an illusion
twenty feet of absence

Don't give in
you just won't find it
twenty feet of secrets

Check the corners
and the closets
twenty feet of memories

Open your eyes
to twenty feet
your nightmares stand before you

Submitted: Saturday, March 30, 2013
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