Words Like A Knife

I sit here quietly

While you talk

I feel like a school girl

Sent to the principal’s office

You inflict your pain

A word at a time

Warping my mind

Making me feel worthless

I did this wrong

I did that wrong

I am the reason

For everything bad

But I won’t hear it anymore

I stand up and move to the door

And hold it open

For you to leave

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – inflict