Concentrating on Feeling Worthless
I need help she told me.
Okay, I agreed. What can I do?
Tell me I’m not totally worthless.
You are not totally worthless, I parroted.
You are not convincing, she told me. I need a better friend.
What are you doing right? I asked her.
What do you love to do?
Long silence. I don’t know….
Have you ever enjoyed your life?
Surely there has been a time in your life when you had a great day.
She shakes her head ‘no’.
Maybe when you were younger?
Kids bullied me, she told me. I was hated by everyone.
Surely not everyone, I said.
She glared at me. Even my parents hated me.
I could not imagine this. Even when you were little?
They used to beat me, she said. They were horrible.
My life has been terrible.
But now you have a job, right?
She shook her head ‘no.’ I got fired yesterday.
But you have a great guy.
Another head shake. He left me for another person.
I could readily imagine it.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2021
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