Just because you never hit me does not mean that what you did was benign and wholesome. The hurt you caused was more than skin deep.
I am the truth, your karma, the revolt — I am the resistance, the pieces you tried to keep shattered, coming back together again.
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“My three-year-old daughter said daddy should leave because he made me sad.”
“I thought I could somehow fix things, that there was something I could do to help her.”
I’m still haunted by your hands, whispers on my skin that left permanent marks, almost like shadow scars.
He ties his words around you like a corset, fashioning you into his soulmate. Fast-forwarding intimacy on all levels, he plays the victim, weaving a sad story about betrayal by his previous partner who you will later come to learn is also a victim.
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