This is the Real Me

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You Know

Yu know you're depressed when you train yourself to cry silently.

When you look in the mirror to make sure your eyes aren't red.

When you know how many days you have left.

When your arm is so barcoded you could scan it at Walmart.

You know society is fucked when people warn you about National Rape Day.

When there's a museum for what people were wearing when they were... that.

When no matter what you look like, you get catcalled.

You know you're sensitive when your parents say, "Girls are meant to be seen and not heard," and you take it seriously.

When you feel the burn in your throat whenever someone raises their voice.

When you write poems such as this.

You know you're just like me when these all apply to you.

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