Invisible Woman

sculpture1 535x400 People are strange, when youre a stranger.

Photo courtesy Yu Jinyoung’s incredible ‘Invisible’ collection at London’s Union Gallery

Silent,

I slip among you –

The Invisible Woman.

I eat your food,

I laugh at your jokes,

I nod and smile at words

brittle as bones and nourishing as chalk.

Skinless,

I leak and stain

but your eyes are glazed,

mannequin-sockets

staring spell-bound at the world,

unblinking plastic.

I feel and think

and dream dreams of being called by name

while you step through me,

careless in your banter.

Silent,

I slip among you –

The Invisible Woman.

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 There are many among us who feel invisible. Marginalized. Overlooked and underrated. A word, an act of kindness, a welcoming smile, these can all be used to reduce the invisibility of a woman in your world. What will you do for someone today? 

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