Here is a fact nobody wants you to know:
you don’t need anybody, you just don’t.
I have seen people wreck themselves on the bedposts of lovers who don’t remember to call them.
I’ve seen them come home with bruises, tell me it was in the name of feeling wanted, tell themselves this is the best they could have gotten.
I’ve seen people ruin their brains on sharp teeth and harsh words, lovers who sink in their claws and toy with emotions.
I’ve seem them lie in bed and refuse to start crying,
tell me it was in the hopes of exchanging last names,
tell themselves they want this forever and not that they just can’t escape.
Just stop, you got yourself here.
You’re not going to crumble, you’re not.
You’ve been carrying your own body weight since you were old enough to walk.
Yours are the shoulders that have held up this world.
You already have the strength within you.
You’ve already made it this far, you can make it through.
Don’t assign that power to anyone else. That spark rightfully belongs to you. Own yourself.
(Not my words.)