What I Have Learned

I have learned to hate myself

And I am good at it
I have learned to agree
When my body is shamed
To not tell anyone
Unless I want to be blamed
To cut my hands instead of wrists
To pretend I didn't do it, it was an accident 
Our society has taught is to hate ourselves
And only now
Have I begun to learn
How to love my body
And my scarred hands
Remind me why I must 




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