See that just because I'm laughing

It doesn't mean I'm not hurting 

And because I'm smiling 

Doesn't mean I've healed 

And because I moved on 

Doesn't mean I forgot you 

And when I don't call you

Doesn't mean I don't want to 

When I'm talking a mile a minute

Doesn't mean I know what to say

When I'm being sarcastic

Doesn't mean I'm comfortable with you 

When I'm listening 

It doesn't mean I hear you 

When I say I forgive you

Doesn't mean we can start new

When I say I love you

It doesn't mean that I won't hurt you

When I say I trust you

It doesn't mean I won't run from you

When I bring you a problem 

Doesn't mean I know how to fix it 

When I scream at you 

Doesn't mean I hate you 

If you don't see anything else

See that I am afraid 

And that's why I stay away from you

Not because I want to 

Because I am uncomfortable

- Sylvia Stevens

Kimolee Eryn is an artist and writer who believes in creating for a purpose beyond the purpose of creating. She believes that a life should be lived not just to sustain itself but to cultivate peace, love and growth in all adjacent beings and hopes to exemplify that in all she does.