I am a sponge sucking up love

But not releasing it

Because of guilt

As I don’t love myself


To my frustration 

You hold back most of yours


Alone can I breathe

Delay of Execution Day

Together I strangle myself 

In guilt, self destructive 

Thoughts continuesly

Hammering onto

My leftover esteem

I hurt/love


Author: Gif-Art

Date of publication: 14th of February 2015

Published by Gif-Art

Follow androgynous blogger, poet, artist, Criminology & Psychology scholar and revolutionary socialist Kahlo on their journey of self expression, transitioning and development. They write about Criminology & Psychology subjects in a socialist context, rehabilitation and recovery of childhood trauma, domestic and sexual abuse and the mental health conditions as a result. Woven through is a strong sense of social justice, accountability and self-determination.

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