Dear Survivor

Dear Survivor, I see you. I see the invisible pain you carry every day. I see the fear that lingers in your eyes, Never feeling safe. I see how you’re easily startled How you look for his face in every crowd How you want to disappear completely Never to be found.   Dear Survivor, I … Continue reading Dear Survivor

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Look at me

What do you see? Open your eyes. Look right into me. Do you see the bruises? Do you see the scars? Can you see The aching in my heart The pain that goes unspoken Look real hard. Do you see? That I am a thousand times broken? He left me shattered and haunted He took … Continue reading Look at me

“Don't worry. You still have time.” I’ve been getting that a lot recently. I suppose that it’s meant as some sort of consolation, as in “I can take my time to move on from my abusive ex-boyfriend because I’m not that old, yet.” Despite the person’s good intentions, this phrase always comes off as a … Continue reading