i forgot that i could scream like this,
until you shattered my

i forgot i could clench my fists this
tightly until you screamed
in my face.

i forgot how much i was worth until
you treated me like

i forgot what love felt like until i
finally left you.

and i forgot what freedom felt like
until i shook myself
from your grip.

and when i left,
my screams stopped,
my hands opened from their fists,
and i felt worthy,
free and loved.

so whoever is reading this;

it's time you do the same,
escape from that toxic person
remember your worth
that someone could love you better.