Poetry for Big Kids

man leaning on wall

The privilege to hurt

For days now you’ve avoided being criticizedOn one level you feel like you have arrivedBut it’s just that the stress of what someone else thinksThat’s been pressuring you to perpetually shrinkDeeper into your invisible hoodieWhere you go to avoid feeling like you are bullied You haven’t said anything or done something riskyAnd you haven’t allowed …

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