How They Make Us Mute

How They Make Us Mute

Trusting my own judgement

enough to learn to like

my outward appearance

is not easy when

you blame yourself

for the poor judgement

of another’s hands

and how they wouldn’t hurt you

and then tore your love

for your body

away from your body

from the outside in

and how it leaves you stuck

in a cycle of self torment

trying to forgive yourself for something

you didn’t do to yourself

but somehow allowed happen

but didn’t

till your own false sense of safety

deludes it’s better

to hate your body

for something another did to it

because look what happened

when you had the audacity

to like it.

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