By Lauren Hunt
Tears cascaded down her red cheeks
She stared at her reflection.
The reflection stared back
A thin outline of bones protruded from her chest
The temple of her body had been corrupted by what they thought
What they perceived
She had lost the right to be unique
The right to believe in herself
The right to believe in what is innately human
Is it Numb and brain-dead skeletons pretending to enjoy themselves?
Follow the leader and you'll remain the same?
Perfectly fragile and hopeless
She had lost the right to being herself
Now just another nobody in the swarms of insecurity that surrounded her
They wanted her to feel like her dreams were insufferable clouds that blocked her vision
A convoluted intangible mess of hate
They wanted her to loathe herself
Because she was an individual
And they weren't
Author: Lauren Hunt
Lauren is a first year bachelor of communications student whose interests include poetry, soccer, puppies