No. No. No.

Stop teaching me how to say no

when no sounds too much like go

and I can’t go on

because my skin is now a cemetery

for all the fingerprints that wanted to belong

and I don’t know how I can be transparent anymore

because he’s seen every pore

and stop telling me how to say no

because I don’t think that’s in his vocabulary anymore

stop telling me how to say no and start teaching him no

because I know how to say no but he doesn’t know

what I mean when he’s too busy choking me with his own.

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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