She screams silently into the back of her mind
Reaching out to the pain
A morbid bubble ripped open like a womb after birth
Open and fresh the tear is fingered over and over
Does it still hurt? Yes. Does it still hurt?
Her memories form twisted and charred
No longer the truth but a long line of guilt
Taunting and grabbing at each of her limbs and knocking on the echoing chambers of her heart
Tortured by the torture she lies in the dark
self pity and blame her blanket
It’s her fault he did it. Her fault.
Manipulation catapults her from hate for him to loathing of self
A merry go round never slowing
She scratches at her skin. Physical pain to numb the other.
Not the first. Won’t be the last.
She hasn’t learned to love herself
So she waits for the cycle to start again.
And so it does. And so it does.