On rejection and objectification

I do not fear
Criticism
So much as 
I fear 
Rejection

Of the self 
Of my multiple selves
I am tired of being disparate
I am tired of being desperate

Yesterday 
He reminded me 
Of values I hold near 
And dear 
To my heart 
To my awrah

GIVE IT UP
I say to myself

But how much of my many other 
Values 
Selves
Roles
Identities

Do I put at risk
When I say 
YES
YES 
YES

fuck
me

and this 
25 year old
sexual drought

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