TRIGGER WARNING: THIS POEM CONTAINS CONTENT ABOUT RAPE THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SURVIVORS TO READ
Can you touch your body again after…
Does your mind still feel the pain?
Can you look in the mirror again after…
Does your body still feel the touch?
Can you walk through the door after…
Does your room still feel cold?
Can you feel the same way after…
Does your life still feel vacant?
Your body won’t ever forget, the force of rape
The weight of him, smell or taste of him.
Your face will always feel the scar of the slap,
The bruises haunt your sleep
The house is no longer a home,
they took your things
but most of all your security and comfort
You won’t ever feel the same way.
You will grow, you will change
No power will you give to these violators