Holding Tight to Toxicity

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

What is this thing you do?
You don’t wish to die alone
and so you hold tight
to your humiliator,
your abuser,
your apathetic acquaintances,
your toxic friends…

Sit. Think. Consider.
Would you burn self-worth?
Would you replace love
with fuel for self denials,
an aching heart,
a hollowed soul,
and depression?

This could be the day you start to live,
the day you wake up and realize
having empty people to hold is to be already dead.
Better to escape their poison
and hold tight to your self-respect instead.

©May 2017, Christina Anne Hawthorne

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