Where is that likeable kid?

I sense your dislike.
Catching you frowning.
Quickly you smile.
Yet, I sense your dislike.

You pretend not to hear.
I call out a few times.
You don’t answer.
I sense you tensing up.

Hello! Hello! No answer.
Only silence over the phone.
A heavy silence. I hang up.
Yet, I sense your anger.

I text you messages.
The whole day passes.
Late at night you answer.
A curt reply of being busy.

Where is that likeable kid?
Caring and compassionate.
What happened to change you?
I sense your dislike; your anger.

By C.E. Pereira
(6-7-2018)

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