noun: contortionist; plural noun: contortionists

  1. an entertainer who twists and bends their body into strange and unnatural positions.

Contortion is a performance art in which performers called contortionists showcase their skills of extreme physical flexibility. Contortion acts often accompany acrobatics, circus acts, street performers and other live performing arts. Contortion acts are typically performed in front of a live audience. Wikipedia

How do I love you?

Let me bend the ways

Confined to the womb, closet, story

Keeping compressed, shrunk, bound

To the code of self-silenced compliance

In exchange for minimum

Wages, bare trust traps, lust

Spraining tendons

Losing dignity, toe nails, self-respect

To go the extra mile

While you decide who is

And isn’t worthy

To survive

We deny ourselves compassion


The wicked among us

Are merely childhood fears

Allowed to run untamed

Unfiltered violence

If only we’d wake from the reckless destruction of lying shame

And surrender

To love~

In case you forgot, you’re already enough xo

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