'Inside Out'

October 09, 2007|By ERICA SYVERSON

I've never been tortured,but I know what it's like.

To beg for mercy, to request a reprieve.

I know what it's like to ask forgiveness.

Even when I've done no wrong -simply endured torment.

I must have done something to call for a beating.

No bruises outside,but I've got red eyes and an ache in my chest.

Heart attack? No.

There have been tears for a while - six months.

A while.

What did I get out of this?


A withered sense of self -withered, but not dead.

You couldn't take that from me.

It just should have been what made me yours.

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