O', God

I have these scars on my soul, my mind, my body and my heart
due to an unfortunate mismatch between my biology and my social environment

The cruel environemnt that would teach a child that they are
wrong, worthless, unworthy, unlovable; and that their pain is something to be sweeped under a rug

I approach my 30th year here, and perhaps you say it's time to
just get over it by now
But that's the sentiment of someone lucky enough to never have to learn the effects of childhood mistreatment

10 941 days