When I say, "I'm not your teacher", don't send me a comment anyway, try to talk to me, because you think your circumstance is so unique; You are so special, I must respond.
When I say, "That hurt me", don't tell me it didn't because you know what you mean/ you know what you want/you're enjoying yourself.
When I say, "Don't put your hand there!", don't tell me that whatever happened was a long time ago, and you're not that other person/not like them and my entire body shouldn't seize up and if it does I'm just oversensitive and over-reacting and need to calm down.
When I start shouting and screaming of your violation, at the pain you've caused, don't tell me to shhh. Don't put your hand over my mouth because I'm making noise and causing a fuss and making a big deal out of things.
When I look at you, after all you've done and use the R word, don't tell me that's a label you reject because you don't see yourself that way and it has nothing to do with my hurt.
When I try to pass you by, don't tell me I can think whatever I want, but you know the truth. Don't laugh secure in your power and tell me to lift my chin up and smile a little because the world doesn't like a sour puss or someone playing the victim.
When the next time I see you, I turn away, don't shake your head and wonder what you ever did to upset me, or talk about how bitter I am and how I used to be so nice.
No means no.
Learn to respect it.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Posted by Avalon's Willow at 9:07 PM