Prismatic images of a young African American woman by Chelsea Victoria for Stocksy United

this time i dont fold
i dont give in
i dont curl up
i dont wish to die

this time i feel
seek solace
the sting outside
is worse
than the death inside

this time i wish
to swallow me
to void me

to never be okay
to never not have pain
pain gives me something
to hold on to
pain gives me life.

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