Overlooked

I wish they'd pay attention

to the girl behind the curtain.

 

The sleeping lion, overlooked 

because the monkey does the tricks. 

I know she wants to come out

But I'm nervous, and hold her in.

 

Becuase I'm too willing to fit their 

plastic mold;

I'm a type, a test score, and a familiar face.

Exactly what they expected. Normal.

 

But I wish they'd pay attention

to the

Seer

Maker

Thinker

Saver

Creative

Unbeliever

 

Because just because I fit their mold

on the outside,

Doesn't mean I'm hollow.

There's a sleeping lion, overlooked

because the monkey does the tricks.

 

I wish they'd pay attention 

to the girl behind the curtain...

 

But I also know

she'd scare them.

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