I Am Not

Written by Jacob Ibrag

I am not

the net you seek after a cold

door abandons you on a warm

summers day. I am not the phone

number you’ve set in the sixth slot

of your speed dial. I am not the

familiar shoulder that will comfort

you after a driving day with your

distant family. I will not be reduced

to hand me down quality conversation

after the rest take a chunk of your

undivided attention. I will not pace

across the corridor and back at four

in the morning asking why I’m not the

guy you choose to be by your bedside.

I will not wait for your voice to wake

me on a Sunday afternoon after staying

up to find the stars we named after

each other. I am not in denial. I am

not, in denial. I am, not in denial.

I, am.

Photography by Alessio Albi

16 comments on “I Am Not

  1. Genuinelyellie

    This is such a powerful poem, i loved it! My blog is https://t0bec0nsidered.wordpress.com/ if you would like to take a look, i have some poems on there too 🙂 You have a great blog going by the way!

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  2. Intense, how each people deeply should be for he… for she … knows ti be unique

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  3. Kaushal's Perspectivism

    Such profound emotions. Loved your style. Do visit my humble abode if time allows you to read some love poems.

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  4. Love the ending. I’m really into the more clever aspect of poems and that was a cool use of punctuation.

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  5. Unique, I must say. You have surpassed limits on this one. Well done! 🙂

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  6. writing that can personally make one feel is truly unique and this poem hit very close to home , beautiful piece

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  8. This is beautiful. Love reading all your work 🙂

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