You Don't Belong Here

You Don't Belong Here

Sometimes a song gets stuck in my head
And it repeats itself 
Over and over again
Until I hear the music 
Threaded through the silence
I mouth the words
Like I'm speaking to myself
Compelled to listen
To a stranger's voice
So I put my earphones in
To listen more intently
And when the song ends
I start it again
  And again
    And again
      And again
Until I hear
What my subconscious mind 
Has been trying to tell me

"You don't belong here, I know
I will still see your shadows everywhere I go"

And that is when the music
Finally leaves me alone

Words: ©2022LCR