Poems and Poetry

On the Outside | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Gregarious and confident
On the outside, trembling
And tentative on the inside.

The sense that he’s never
Really good enough, no matter
How blustery his exterior.

No sense of his utter inability
To connect with anyone on a
Deeper level, as a human being.

Each encounter becomes another
Opportunity to use someone else
To bolster waning self-esteem.

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