I was frozen to the bed When he reached inside me With his hands and his staff And stole something from me. Yes, I was bleeding, But he did not draw his knife. It was fear that kept me immobilized. His act, perpetretrated while I was mentally tied, Has taken my ability to feel safe in my own body. It has ruined dark corners and altered my mornings, Left me feeling vulnerable and torn shreds through my psyche. The **** of a partner ruined all intimacy. His crime was not one of sheer physical brutality, But an act of Mental Violence That has forever altered me.