Heh! little girl what are you doing here, can I help – no one asked, no one came, no one cared. Ripe for the predator.
But I learnt, I learnt well. Dumb in school but very very street smart was what I became. Got put down and criticized for it too by family. A family who took no accountability and went on to live affluent and privileged lives.
I have huge sleeping problems now because I learnt that closing my eyes just further endangered me.
I made some rules for myself. No drugs, no friends, no trusting – it would just get me in further trouble. So we can’t blame drugs because they were not an issue. I became strong and tough and vocal. I used the only thing I had, my body and my wit.
Now I am tired.