Sabrina, Why’d You Stay?

“I stayed…

’cause being alone with someone is better than being alone by myself,

and after my father left us, my mother chose drugs; I Was By Myself,

and when my mother’s boyfriend raped me, she blamed me, I WAS BY MYSELF.

He Was There! He loved me when I HAD NO ONE ELSE: I love MY MAN.

Why I Stayed? You wouldn’t understand!”

@StevieStreets #GoPurplePoetry | from THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS: Sabrina II