Danger Ahead
  17 likes
  •   5 comments
Share

hannahdycusJo. 16 years old. I write poems.
Autoplay OFF  •  a year ago

Danger Ahead

by hannahdycus

You wrap

once, twice, three times,

until you look like the christmas present you’ve wanted

with a flat chest, with aching ribs.

You wrap

you know it’s not safe you know you shouldn’t be doing it you can’t bring yourself to care when you just want to look how you should

You wrap

you confess to a friend, slowly, unsure, with fear in your voice, that you don’t like that you have breasts she laughs and laughs

she says

"love your body, girl - I wish I looked like you" that’s not the problem

You wrap

you go to family dinner

listen to them talk about people like you listen to them say you’re inhuman listen to them switch topics as if they weren’t just threatening death listen to them until you can no longer

then you go to the bathroom

You unwrap

you look at the body you’ve been mistreating for years you look at your misshapen ribs

you look at your breasts, there when they shouldn’t be you look at your face, feminine when nothing could be further from the truth

You wrap again

Stories We Think You'll Love
hannahdycusJo. 16 years old. I write poems.
a year ago
Dizzy

hannahdycusJo. 16 years old. I write poems.
a year ago
The Difference

hannahdycusJo. 16 years old. I write poems.
a year ago
Afraid To Sleep



hannahdycusJo. 16 years old. I write poems.
a year agoReply
@amyleepassmore @regitatae thank you both so much for taking the time to read this. this is about me, thank you for your well wishes.

regitataeHappy doesn't suit me.
a year agoReply
This is by far my favorite piece I've found in this website. If this is about you, I hope you're okay.

amyleepassmoreaspiring writer
a year agoReply
I hope if this is about you that you're ok. I wish you could be who you want to be, instead of stuck in an unfamiliar body.

lbingamenBronze CommaNo boundaries
a year agoReply
amazing

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
The depth of feeling here has me near tears. I hurt so much for this girl who does not identify herself as such. This not only has the deeply honest exploration, it is also written with marvelous evocative words. Great job.