the exact middle, she claims i'm neutral, she says i don't pick sides, she proclaims
no, no the exact middle is never the exact middle of nothing
we are always in the middle of something
when i hear her say, "you know i've never picked sides," what i really hear is: "i don't care enough to care" "my comfortability, my ignorance, is worth more than someone else's struggles" "my silence is more important than another's life"
what i hear is you giving up, giving in, because it's not your problem, right?
no, no the exact middle is never a "neutral" place to be
Pretty women are fans of blue, craft beer, and football season too. Pretty women can prefer girls who strain their neck with vintage pearls. Pretty woman are feminine when they wear fur pelts and sheepskin. Pretty women are still pretty and don't need your views or pity.
Fu*k us pretty girls. We’re pretty women.
~ A.M, F.H.
Edited & Published 8th of March 2021. Written 8th of April 2019.
slash their words by demanding obedience. burn them by shaming their dreams. cut them to the core by belittling their feelings - say their feelings don't matter as much as yours. the result? doubts bring them to their knees, constantly questioning others and their motives. they wonder if they're too much and not enough, if their feelings are valid. their wounds scare them into submission. authority is not an excuse for abuse. nothing is.
#escapril day 28! your feelings are valid, and you are enough.
neither. her body froze over, attempting to protect her. it became a block of ice, waiting for him to leave. when he did, she slowly, carefully chipped at the ice. some parts of her are still frozen, but she's walking towards the sun.
#escapril day 27! freezing is a common response to trauma, and what happened was not your fault. it was your body trying to protect you.