Bruises, Scars, and Ugly Contusions

Bruises and scars define me.

Emotionally they

Resonate with me

Vibrate within my

Very soul

They are visible

On my hands


Stomach and


They are invisible

Implanted forever

Due to the harsh words

The intense mistreatment

Not only of my body

But of my essence

They make it impossible for me

To truly identify

And relate to

Others entirely

It explains why

I trust no one

Truly save the one

The only one

Who can save me from