Will Forever Live In This Place With Blood And Shattered Teeth

Deborah Kristina
2 min readApr 23, 2023
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What is one more bruise,

scar, scab, cut, wound,

another black eye

when this abuse has already gone

on for so long?

I don’t feel like fighting for myself

anymore. Maybe a hard tug



Deborah Kristina

Author of ‘A Girl All Alone Somewhere in the World’, ‘Confessions and Thoughts of a Girl in Turkey’, ‘From Just a Girl Grown Up in America’. (Amazon.com)