Don't

Don't look at me like that.

Don't look at me like you know me,
like you understand me,
like you can see through the lies I tell...
or believe.

Don't burden me
with your pity.

Don't look at me like you understand something,
like you see what others don't,
like you know exactly what it is I fear...
or want.

Don't eye me
with such sympathy.

Don't tell me you don't know
that I've always been alone,
that I don't need anything else...
or anyone.

Don't you know
that people are hollow inside?

Why? Why do you look at me like that?
I didn't ask for your "kindness".
Stay away, like everyone else.
Look away, like everyone else...

Don't look at me
with that terrifying gaze.

I don't understand.
Why are you doing this?
I won't give you anything in return.
Why do you insist on trying?

Why are you smiling at me...?