You wear your clothes inside out
to confuse me.
You let me believe I am inside you.
a flood of light.
To feed you.
But my happiness is pallid and grotesque.
It blinds you instead.
That’s why I am still running.
Trying to keep you
from walking away.
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published four collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, Cognitive Distortion, and . . . And Other Such Nonsense. She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer's Gazette, and The Penwood Review. Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222.