(They Only) Talk To You (When They Want You).

There is no cure for isolation

when the silence is drip fed,

when it is interrupted,

painfully, awkwardly

by the can you do this for me,

rather than just a simple

random, text, media social hello,

thinking of


but don’t know how to say it properly,

because I don’t want see you upset,

not you.

They only talk to you

when they want something,

and then it is to tell you

how you should feel.


Ian D. Hall 2017