Damages | Teen Ink


August 31, 2011
By GabbieG BRONZE, Westwood, Massachusetts
GabbieG BRONZE, Westwood, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat" -Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

His lips leave a bold impression
on the nape of my neck,
as if to stamp his claim
on my body in plain sight.

The need for possession flows
through the rough skin of his hands—
hands that travel up my arms,
my shoulders, my throat—
where they stop,

a ligature wrapped tightly
over the bruise of his kiss.

There is no love in this man.
I pray one day I won’t belong to him.

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teenfan said...
on Sep. 27 2011 at 9:16 pm
The writer captured abuse and sent chills over this reader.

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