“If who I am is what has happened
I wish to rewrite my story.
The man who left cat like scratches
On my inner thighs
Does not deserve to have part of me.
The dark circles Under my eyes
Are just pigments of my pale skin.
Whether the reason is watching
My favorite show
Or listening to my dad abuse my mom
It doesn’t matter nonetheless.
I am here and I am surviving
Even when my world consistently
I manage to put it back together alone