being loved, and
being used for love.
both taste the same
to a hungry heart.
— a hungry heart is a dangerous thing.
© Liezel Graham 2019.
Photograph by Laurent Perren.
those of us who have grown up hungry for love, hungry for acceptance, hungry for belonging… we struggle to know the difference between real love and being used for love.
and sometimes, even when we know deep down in our gut that this is not what it should be, we still stay… because hunger is a powerful force.
teach your daughters and teach your sons, to know the difference and to learn to love themselves enough to know when what they are being given, is not enough.
this poem is from my book, Stripped.