Feet dragging through mud,
Body limp and useless,
Used too many times
For anyone to love-
Hands reaching out to
Help her! Help her!
But she got what she asked for-
Enveloped in a cocoon of manipulation,
Blindfolding her gullible heart;
Breaking through the chrysalis
Was harder than she thought-
But the horrifying clarity now suffocates her.
His smile distorts his face,
Masking the meaning of his words
Like a lampshade;
They are dimmer, but the brightness
Still reaches out to claw her eyes,
His disembodied voice pours in her ears
Just as harshly.
Ignore, ignore, ignore the grating
Laugh at the notion
That anything escaping
That black hole of a mouth
Holds any significance-
Because when it is
Delved into, there is nothing
On the other end.
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Based on personal experience with manipulative relationships and evil men