you asked if anxiety
had anything to do with depression
and i was too afraid to tell you
that they walked hand in hand
like lovebirds making their way
through an innocent world
and fingers laced so tightly
that i would never dream
of tearing them apart
five foot three is a perfectly average height for a hispanic female, but i don’t think i’ve ever felt how small sixty three inches can be.
be protective of your space and energy
i know so close to nothing
about the boy who is supposedly mine.
no part of him is mine. not even his lips.
so this is what it feels like to love someone
more than he loves you.
i look down at my naked self and
see a missing elbow, a wrist
that I had left tangled up in his sheets.
he had kissed my shoulders goodbye.
the bridge of my nose was the first
at the doctor’s office last afternoon
with the stethoscope cold against my skin
i was surprised that she found
cut anyone and everyone out of your life that makes you feel small, hurt, humiliated, stupid, worthless, etc. do it swiftly and violently and without remorse.