on hurt


On Hurt
Nikita Gill

Deciding how hurt
someone is allowed to be
with your behaviour
towards them
is the emotional
equivalent of

drowning someone
and deciding
how loud
they are allowed
to scream.

setting someoneĀ on fire
and deciding
how much of a mess
their ashes are allowed
to make.

stabbing someone
and deciding
how much
they are allowed
to bleed.

You do not get to
destroy someone
and decide how ruined
they are allowed
to feel.

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