The Other Voice


My voice is usually silent except when it isn’t

But there’s another voice that seems like it always talks my ear off

Pulling my strings

Making sure I don’t screw up

But not in the way you imagine

What’s wrong with you?

Why are you like this?

What made you so dumb?

Why can’t you stop being annoying?

Everybody thinks that you’re weird

What are you even good at?

All your friends would be better off without you

Everyone tries to ignore you when they can

Nobody cares about you

You’re alone

I don’t know what it wants or why it’s here

But it is here, and it’s here to stay

I’m begging for it to shut up but it never does

Instead of leaving, it rules my life

Soon enough, it might be the only voice I’m able to listen to