SURVIVORS
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SURVIVORS

This Is What It’s Like To Wake Up To A Beating

I was six-years-old the last night I slept in peace

image by Ulkar — purchased by the author

A Harsh Awakening

I was in a comfortable twilight between sleep and wakefulness — imagining playing with my friends in Kindergarten — when a searing sting on my thighs woke me.

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