dark and lonely place

Hiding myself from the world
What would they think if they knew the truth?
I see what they think when they open their mouths
Hatred, violence, fear
Why they hate me I don’t know
Why they want to hurt me I don’t know
Why they fear me I don’t know
I’m not really that different
I dress like everyone else
I walk like everyone else
I have a job
I have a life
I have friends
I have family
But if they only knew the real me then all that wouldn’t matter
So I sit in isolation in the back of a small dark room
Even when I am out in the world
A dark closet of alone
A place where I hide who I am
Afraid that someone will find me
Afraid to let anyone know I am in here
Waiting for a day when the only thing left in my closet is my clothes
Until that day here I sit
I wonder how long it will be before anyone even notices…

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About ynnarie

Lynn Salisbury grew up in the rural town of McGrath, Minnesota. After graduating from McGregor High School in the mid 1980’s, she moved to the Twin Cities. Lynn spent her 20’s and 30’s working like the average person, never imagining the calling that awaited her. But those two decades of working, learning, growing, led to the day a friend challenged Lynn to write. Lynn met that challenge and never looked back. Now she draws from her life’s experiences and creative mind to weave stories. Stories about different worlds, different lives, different perspectives. If you ask her about her life, Lynn will tell you it’s been rather simple and sometimes boring. But if you dig a little deeper you will find that it’s been a bit more exciting than that. Lynn has done everything from designing clothes ranging from prom and wedding dresses to drag queen attire and everything in-between, became a registered, ordained Pagan minister in the state of Minnesota, to creating a group, on a social media site, of fans devoted to her favorite football team that has more members than most medium sized towns. Lynn still lives in the Twin Cities area, enjoying the changing seasons, spending time with family, working, and writing. She will admit she hasn’t found her genre niche yet, and she secretly hopes she never does, leaving the possibilities wide open for any type of story that formulates in her head, mixed with a bit of muse inspiration, to spill out into the written word. She writes what she would want to read, having taken to heart a piece of advice she once heard. And she feels blessed and grateful for the chance to share her stories with the world. As the mother of three amazing, beautiful and strong daughters, Lynn knows that even when the world seems the darkest, they are her light. And she never forgets what an honor and privilege it is to be their mother. “If you haven’t had your ‘a-ha’ moment today, you haven’t been paying attention.” – Lynn Salisbury
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