Person walking through a maze
Photo by Dan Asaki on Unsplash

I am forgotten.
Nobody remembers me.
No mail, visits or money.
I am forgotten.
Nobody cares for me.
No smiles, hugs or sympathy.
I am forgotten.
Nobody misses me.
No calls, pictures or empathy.
I am forgotten.

Why don’t you remember me?

All the letters I’ve written, visitation forms I’ve sent and the money when I was free that I’ve spent?

I never would have forgotten you.

I care for you.

All my smiles are yours, hugs galore and my sympathy too.

I never would have forgotten you.

I miss you.

Call me daily, I’ll send lots of pictures and I’ll empathize with you, try to understand how you’re feeling.

I would never forget about you …

So why am I forgotten?

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Mary Ann Webb

Mary Ann Webb is a writer and poet, who also enjoys painting and helping others find self love. She is incarcerated in North Carolina.