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I Feel Invisible: A Poem

by D Shannahan

I'm invisible out here;

Just enough of an eye sore

To hear "Get the hell out of here."

I woke up this morning to a cop looking at me.

Then another two in an SUV, one of them said to me:

"You can't be sitting here staying dry. Get your ass out of here and kiss your dryness goodbye."

I got a eye sore, I know we all born to die...

But I'm dying out here not a good reason why and they hate me.

I couldn't even get a little weed to put my mind at ease.

'Cause you on your hustle, and you just can't be...

...A friend to a depressed kid without a penny.

They call me a bitch, yeah they call me a pussy.

Cuz I ain't got no money, no cred, or no family.

Last week I slept in some bamboo trees.

Awoke with the smell of piss all over me.

On Market street;

Someone dropped a sign it almost hit me

In the face,

A construction sign it flattened my display for spare change and clipped my leg.

I awoke and felt "I think I'd rather sleep in a grave",

At least then I'd get some peace,

Have no people just watching me;

Just judging me...

Now I'm out here on the Ave soaked the rain washing me.

Lit a cigarette and let the chemicals I breathe

Relieve 1 percent of my misery...

Damn I had some good dreams last night...

A girl I had a crush on in High School grabbed my hand

Said "I'll make you feel right."

Damn I wish I could swap my dreams for real life.

Somethin tells me this ain't as real as I'd like...

...To believe... Heart beating fast

With anxiety.

Oh good Lord please, please deliver me from the American Dream.



Lone gosling on March 14, 2017:

You are deep and beautiful. Take your gifts to snoqualmie winter shelter (if in Washington) and ask for my friend Jennifer. No need to be invisible when you want to be seen! There's also no need to be seen when you want to be invisible! Keep speaking!

advanceexplorer4 on November 11, 2016:

We are not invisible to those who see, for we are precious children of Creator.....

“Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Matthew 8:20

“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.

Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh." Luke 6: 20-21

"When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken." Psalm 34: 17-20

A Prayer: "With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. I cry to you, O Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Psalm 142: 1-7

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