she comes up behind

I’m doing things

sitting here writing

fixing my motorcycle

absorbed in thought

the whatever

wanting to cuddle kiss

puts her hands on me

& I jump flinch pull away

she feels rejected she says

I try to tell her

its not you baby

its me

& this time that is true

I flinch jump pull away

whenever anybody touches me

when I don’t expect it

that’s the results of abuse right there

the after effects stay with you for life

the abusers want you to grow out of it

forget about it they say it’s over

& maybe you do in your thoughts

begin to heal the mind

leave it all behind

but your body never forgets


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