Imager

I post an image of my existence.
I’m not expecting anything afterwards.
I only hope –
to be approved, confirmed, assured.
All in vain.


Hope and I were never good friends.
Hope used me all the time.
Making me believe –
believe in things
that were never real.


I post an image of my existence.
The hope of my existence is vain.
I only wish –
to be wanted, needed, loved.
All in pity.


Wishes and I were ever good enemies.
I rejected wishes all the time.
I could never believe –
believe in things
that could never be real.


I post an image of my existence.
Put a like on it, not a heart.
Or you ignore it with kind pity –
not hurting, not loving
that’s between them: I shouldn’t have existed at all.

Benyamin Bensalah

14.11.2021

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