My loneliness is consuming me.
I can talk to anyone anymore,
I could go weeks with my phone off and no one will text me.

I try to talk in conversations but everyone ignores me,
now I'm too scared to say anything anymore.
When I walk away, no one says goodbye.
No one even notices me or my existence.

My words are so desperate,
they scratch at the front door like a dog forgotten in the cold.
Sometimes I just want to be listened to, or just to be told things,
Sometimes I just want to be included.
Just once.