By Charlotte Goff

CN: Emotional and physical abuse

 

 

Emotional abuse isn’t real abuse

Not like being hit, it’s not as if

You need your mind for much.

What do minds do?

Who needs a sense of self?

Overrated, feeling you deserve to live

and mean more to friends

than your volume in air

or potted plants

Don’t tell me battered minds matter

less than bruises which I won’t tell you

Fade. You should know that

Isn’t the point

 


Image Sophie Buck

 

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