Invisible by Lynn White

For a long time, such a long time,
invisibility has ironed out the creases 
in my soul, 
so I can hide,
so I can decide
if I want to be seen.

I was always hiding.

But now invisibility hides me 
even from myself. 
It imagines my future
as it has distorted my past, 
separated me from my history.
But I cannot abandon it now, 
since I no longer know who 
I am.

If I could make 
a new person
to fit this moment,
a new me for the now. 
Maybe then for a short time,
I could step inside,
find myself and
no longer need invisibility.
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About the Poet:

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

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