Deep-seated things to acknowledge

To the one behind my eyes

Thank you for absorbing such horror

Playground’s sadistic, rabid trolls

A punching, taunting alleged brother

Beating, leaving unforgiving mother

Smoking devil who targets little girl

Still, some happy moments are excavated

Laughing amongst the pain-laced scene

Climbing above fearful hearted heights

Injured spirit must be maintained or die

Screaming into all-knowing pillow

Cutting a little instead of ‘ending me’

You saw and heard too much everywhere

Surviving without peace-giving meds

The truth keeper nonetheless is inside

This is not our shame, I scream into mirror

We are here as embattled warriors