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April 15, 2024


By Lori Ann Minor


pull the band-aid off quickly
makes it hurt less than before
ripping out each strand of hair
from the scalp of my stability
each piece a way of how
you said you loved me
dolls hair, synthetic,
this fake persona you created
in order to convince yourself
I was worth your time
beep beep boom
knocked out cold into being
someone else's vision
of who they think I should be
pointed middle fingers
directing me to freeze
in the hell you bask in
but the glory wasn't yours
to decide this time

Article © Lori Ann Minor. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-09-03
Image(s) are public domain.
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