Why I Can't Accept Your Fucking Compliment

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Submitted: July 19, 2018

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Why I Can’t Accept Your Fucking Compliment 
 
I can’t accept your fucking compliment because I grew up believing it couldn’t be true.  
“You’re a real piece of shit.” 
Yeah, I know.  
You told me already. 
You can’t beat your kids with wooden spoons and leather belts anymore 
and words, 
well, 
words can’t hurt me either.  
 
The best place to hide a black and blue is on her self-esteem 
those bruises don’t show up right away 
but when they do, 
she can’t use make-up to cover them. 

 

B. D. Monroe


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