1. It rained on & off here
    Gloomy and windy
  2. I ate a lot
    Very Hungry Caterpillar levels
  3. Between sugary snacks
  4. I kept thinking about your hands around my neck
    And then being on my stomach and wondering if this was really happening. Then realizing that yes, this is happening.
  5. And apologizing
    Because this is what I thought I was supposed to do. It took a while to understand what you did to me.
  6. Although it's so hard to see the light right now
  7. It is my deep, deep hope
    Whether we've been hurt by men, told our lives don't matter, or marginalized by our leaders.
  8. That one day we will rise above the abuse, shame, and silence.