I WILL BE A MONSTER

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Submitted Date 07/25/2019
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You may think that he is amazing,

But to me he's only a monster.

He's why I would fall asleep under the bed,

Learned to cry at night silent and hollow.

Panicked and still,

When I hear the floor creak at night.

He's why I learned to hold my keys like knives,

Learned to hold my head high,

My spirit held together by glue, tape and bruised finger tips.

Crass and loud,

When I hear catcalls on the street.

But me I'll be the monster other girls need,

Because of men who are amazing.

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  • Avouleance 3 years, 3 months ago

    This is really powerful, I'd love to hear more about your thought process putting this together as I love the way you build up such evocative images with just a few words.