There Is Strength in Our Stories: 37: perpetual victim – Katharine Love

At Blood into Ink, Katharine Love tells a tale of bad advice.

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be quiet. be quiet.
i told you –

be quiet!

you are weird. you are ugly. you are strange.
be normal. be pretty. be happy.

always be nice. always say thank- you, even if you
aren’t grateful, especially if you aren’t grateful.

take it – you deserve it – you are a feral thing.
don’t act like an animal. act like a good girl.

act like a good girl.

marry well. marry wealth. marry a man.
money is important. power is important. love is irrelevant.

he yells? so did mine.
he hits? so did mine.

you deserve to be choked –
you are making me mad –
you did this to me –
i should die if I’m lying.

i have friends, you don’t.
i am right, you aren’t.

be like me – perpetual victim.


Katharine Love is a psychotherapist and poet. Her poems have been featured in several anthologies…

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2 thoughts on “There Is Strength in Our Stories: 37: perpetual victim – Katharine Love

  1. do you remember doing a pencil image of me with my BMX in a stairwell naked?

    ifinn this was you, could I impose for you to some more pencil images for my blog joining a chaturbate site model to my blog…

    if you don’t have time, one of two would be fine, but I will take as many naked images as possible some may be graphic or erotic in nature an suggestions would be happy to try, art empress me in many form especially when we remove the rules….

    crjen@live.com

    (heading naked art)

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