29 June 2022
how to paint a straightjacket with words:
from the beginning of this horrible episode of my life,
i have felt very little support from you.
no, you were the bully
can’t you take a joke?
it was just a love-tap – it did not hurt
why do you always have to argue?
oh stop, you're fine
if you’d just tell me what i did wrong…
you’ve always been too sensitive
don’t you think there’s a hole in her heart
where her grandchildren used to be?
you’re so selfish
i actually learned within the past year that I should expect
no comfort from you.
my lesson now is that I never will.
do these words hurt? that’s your own fault;
you deserve it.
you should have tried harder.
you should have been better.
you were never enough.