I Am

I am an unlovable, terrible person.
That's what I tell myself when I cry.
It's why I need to be alone when tears start to flow,
it's why I break down into heart-wrenching sobs that seem

I know I am only human,
and that my vulnerability
only makes me more beautiful
But when I feel vulnerable,
I can't stop the impulse to

There are times I want to be a wallflower
to fade into the background,
and have you walk right by.
The pain of you seeing straight through me
is easier to bear
than the pain of being really seen.

If you see every flaw,
external and internal,
then surely,

That's why I fight ope n  i   n    g       u         p
You're too important to
I would burrow inside of you
if that wasn't
going to make me into a

So please,
I know I'm hard to love,
but can you try to, anyways?

This poetry is copyright to Jess Johnson, and may not be used or reproduced without the author's permission. Please feel free to share or quote, but be kind, and always link back to me. <3


  1. You are a very lovingly person. I see you and I see your struggles. But don’t we all struggle with our pain. Some days I also have lots of tears and on such moments I want a hug of a dear one or I walk in nature withe tears rolling over my cheeks.


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