Here I Am, 2018. Crayon on Paper by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved.
Dear Mind Rapists:
Even though this letter is addressed to you, I’m writing these words for me, and for the countless people who suffer at your abuse.
You brainwashed us.
You taught us that being human is an illness.
You taught us that our natural emotions are impure.
You taught us that life on this planet is “The Dress Rehearsal” for Heaven’s Grand & Endless Show.
You stole far too many years from us, from me.
I lived my days beneath an invisible eye watching my every move.
Well, no longer.
The wings you clipped have healed.
I’ve escaped the cage.
I am human.
I am a toucan, a bluebird, a gull flying past your unmarked grave.
For I am alive.