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You See Me

You see me!

I try to hide

the black shadows beneath my eyes

behind layers and layers of masks–

the poker face;

the impersonal nod;

the practical discussion

of returning belongings;

the frown;

the anger;

the layers and layers of accusations;

the pointing finger;

the clenched fists;

the huffed walking out–

the many masks I use to hide

the pain behind my eyes

that rakes my heart and questions my being,

bridled losely by my need to survive…

But you see me through the facade

and give that smug smile

that shows you know how well you’ve hurt me

and you’re fine with the price…


I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at or through my Facebook page

8 thoughts on “You See Me

      1. Hehehe! You can’t believe how much we all can go ‘Blah! Blah!’ if left unchecked. My delete and backspace buttons are my most used buttons. And when I send content suggestions to the client using ‘strikethrough’ option on the document, the page looks like a battle field.

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      2. Instructional Design is content development and course design for adult learners. Since the attention span of learners is 8 minutes or less, we try to give a summed up version of the content. It can be as short as one eight-word line per page.


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