Having said all of that, it kills me to watch a family member be stuck in this way of life. I thought it was hard being on the inside. It's more painful being on the outside looking in. At least that's how i feel today.
I miss having a sister. I'm sick of the shell that encapsules who she once was. She has transformed into a terrible version of a podperson. She's there, but she's not there. I hate seeing her because i am reminded of how i once was, and i hate seeing her because i cannot make her unstuck. I cannot make her shed the victim cloak and join the land of the living.
I am resentful towards other family members who allow her to continue this way and to make excuses for her way of life. They give her pills and give her another reason to stay in the basement. They tell her she is sick and that the medication will save her. I know the medication will kill her, even long before she is dead. (But what do i know?)
I experience the pain of the ancient mortal seer Cassandra, who was blessed with gift of seeing into the future, but also given the curse of being disregarded (and frequently thought insane). While i stand on the shores, crying the forthcoming fall of Troy, those around me ignore my protests and discount my experience. I, too, envision, destruction. Destruction of a person that "just isn't there." Cassandra couldn't change anything. She was only a mortal. And, today, so am i.
The following poem was especially related to the prompt of Tomorrow by sunday scribblings.
My mortal stands on the clifftops
of a rocky shoreline
Watching the legions of armies coming from across the ocean
To spill their courage and lifeblood
An odd sense of dejavu befalls her
I have seen these soldiers die before
Crushed beneath a thousand arrows
Fallen silent in the entrails of the their mighty horses
I know the ending of this battle
she says tragically
The saltwater blows at her feet
Stinging her saturated skin
My mortal doesn't want to watch anymore
because she knows she won't be believed
Apathetic eyes will turn away
and go back to sharpening their swords
It must be hard seeing ahead the despair tomorrow
Despite the calm and silence of today.