The Words that You Say

You did it again without provocation or cause

Your words shot to the core of me and reopened my scars

Your concern were your emotions, never mind mine

Your tongue wielded power that reduced me to slime

After repeated incident I still hope for the best

In order to avoid this pain in my chest

After a moment you’ll reflect and say that you’re sorry

But I can’t move past it, your voice is too jarring

For I know in that moment you meant what you said

Not a passing comment or a skin to be shed

Do you know in that moment you reveal who you are?

The memory sticks worse than sap or black tar

Try as I might to shake off what you say

Each time it happens I relive every single day

My empathy is strained through the limits of reason

My heart needs to live in a more temperate season



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