It hurts me; the fact that in letting (you) in I allowed you to take a place in my head space. You filled it with sweet words and kind gestures only to turn your back seconds later. I’m sorry that I let you hurt me, sorry for myself, that I let these people into my life which make me feel that I am inadequate. I felt compelled to turn my back on these parts of myself that only needed to be held and kept safe, for that I am sad to know people and their ignorant cruelty. Never more will I hide away any fragment of my being for the benefit and comfort of (you)

– Allyson Wenhuda