Thought Catalog

Marisa Donnelly

Chicago-born, San Diego-based Staff Writer & Producer. Enjoys poetry, sunshine, running, and carbs. You can buy her books here. You can submit your writing here.

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Words are terrifying because they can both create and destroy. Because I cling so desperately to them.

I am a woman
but I will not flit between
delicate and empowered.
I will not grace the vase
on your bedside table.

Thank you for those full-body, lift-me-in-the-air type of hugs that changed my entire day around, for always wiping my tears (sloppily, but in the kindest way you could).

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