Articles with Rachel Thompson

Green Eyes

Green Eyes

Shame thought she was my friend, keeping me safe in silence, cocooned in the quiet knowledge of shared secrets. She didn’t mean to make me feel bad, or dirty, or used. She only wanted to protect me from humiliation, never realizing how keeping me alone created even more terror.

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Fools

Fools

I don’t want your noise
your clutter
your patronizing cuts
your condescension
your hands that touch me without feeling
your eyes that don’t see
your ears that don’t hear
your mouth that interrupts
your arms that don’t fold me in…

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