How dare he victimize me?
Force a giant to feel small
Make me unsafe in my own home, sick in my own skin
Scratching and scrubbing till my cover wears thin
How dare he make me feel less than my worth
And tattoo on my body his permanent curse
Reduce a life to a story
A one-liner on a discarded warning label
Wash cold – will unravel – hang to dry
Make my mind a revolving record
Forced to reply and rewind and futilely try to re-write
How dare he turn pleasure into pain – my loss to his gain
Sick to remember but it rides through my veins
A leech stealing love as his life-meal, his blood
Leaves a discarded carcass of all that once was.