//This is an excerpt from a piece I'm working on for the Beltway Slam.
Part one of living life like an open book. Being open about trauma. And being ok with that. Family is what is supposed to sustain you through anything that shakes your world, but for me, it's always been the cause of the shaking.
I know there are many other hearts out there feeling orphaned, whose parents have walked out of their lives, for one reason or another.
Slams are sometimes referred to as "group therapy". No one can take away the truth of your experience, change YOUR story, or silence your voice. It is precious, it is beautiful, it is worthy.
Maybe we can heal together.\\
because of her,
is an earthquake
my morning coffee
when Dad said,
"Mom is your rock,"
i don't think
this is what
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