Tell me why shadows bounce
Off of the walls
I see my shape but not
My reflection
I do not see myself
But plain as day
I see what you think of me

I see you reach for the light
To pull any brightness
From the room
My skin plunged into nothing
I am not here with you
Drifting, existing
I hear your thoughts

I hear you define me with your
Uneasy breathing
Whispering my name to me
As if you created it
Slamming your words into me
Knocking me back
I feel your knuckles run along my spine

I feel you bruise me over
And over again until I don’t know
What colour I am anymore
I am stripped down
Nothing left of me
I am hollow bone
Sanded down by your hands

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