originally posted 7/2012
Ten years have passed since my conviction. I have gone through fear of trying to be close with others; my new life has shunned me from others that cease to understand me. I live in a small city in a studio apartment. I have grown to be alone and fear that all I’ll become is a silent moving shadow that is among the community. I don’t know what I’ll do; my life is closing in on me but I do live cause life wants me to live. I have attempted to commit suicide a few times, not because of the registry but knowing that people will never take me in as their own and I’ll continue being shunned. I just want to be understood.