I Am My Mother’s Daughter

I am my mother’s daughter, she hates it.
Hates the strength and independence she bled into my veins,
hates the haughty glare in my eyes when I talk back,
hates my careless disregard for tradition.
She hates my loud, boisterous laugh,
hates how I roll my eyes and scoff at society,
hates that I don’t give respect unless earned.
Mostly, she hates the depth of her pride in me.

Forget Me, Not

forget me, not because I am forgettable,
but because the memory of me is too painful.
forget me, not because you can easily move on,
but because I haunt you.
forget my smile, my laugh, the taste of my lips.
erase from your mind my touch, my love.
forget me because to remember me is worse than death.

Hopeless

I can’t think with the voices in my head

The voices sound like they want me dead

I can’t act with this fear in my bones

This freezing terror won’t leave me alone

I can’t love with hate in my heart

I’m trying to forgive but I’ve had a rough start

I can’t really seem to do anything at all

Nothing to uplift when all I’ve done is fall