If everything happened with grace
I wouldn’t have these beautiful words
To try piece together so they resemble misery.
Too close for comfort
Yet the picture is very clear.
We need a reminder of every fleeting feeling
To remind our egos
That it may take an array of discomfort
To push you to move and realign.
I thought you had superpowers, the way you pulled me back in every time I finally filled my veins with the conviction to leave this fortress. I never noticed the strings, that my movement was scripted. That when I forgave you, it was by design. You could make a horse believe it was a swan with the words you injected me with.
But I couldn’t keep telling myself I was protecting you when your pain only found light when I wished to break free. That your words of manipulation were as sincere as your intentions..
You only wanted me when you were in control. And those superpowers I thought you possessed were just acts of tantrums when you couldn’t have me your way."
"Manipulation", Dae Lee (Daeizm)
— [inspired by the word given to me from Eryn Amel, agoldthatactuallystays ]
A part of my project #WordsFromSouls(via daeizm)