quiet as death


twice in one week
i have been referred to 
as emotionally cold
twice this month
i've been referred to
as manipulative
once someone told me
they were tired of
managing me and my
emotions
one man said that
i humiliate myself publicly
and need self respect
another man said i was
morbid
because of my taste in movies
one man tells me he loves me
and another says he
did love me and 
always will but
not as much as her
all i can think of
is that i want you all
to be quiet
very quiet
quiet as death
so i can think about
myself
without your cries
and wails and fits
of interpretation
the most comforting thing
anyone has ever said 
in regard to me
was that i
am just a person
living my life
but he was
a bastard