They said

They said
no, not like that.
Don’t talk like that.
Don’t sit like that.
You can't look
like that.
You shouldn’t be
like that.

You believed it all, until you didn’t.

In a room 
there is the girl 
you left to become 
someone better.

Go to her now.
Kiss her bony knees,
smooth her brow.
Tell her as many times
as she needs to hear,
that you will never leave her again.

Touch your skin, your hair,
your nose, your eyes.
All the parts that were yours
to love.
Open your mouth and
find the words 
that were yours
to speak.

Listen. Did you ever hear music like this?

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