Monstering

Disabled Women and Nonbinary People Celebrating Monsterhood

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YOU DON'T THINK I CAN BE A MONSTER?

I CAN USE THESE BITTEN NAILS AS CLAWS.

I CAN SPIT WORDS LIKE THEY ARE VENOM.

I CAN TAKE THE LIGHT FROM SOMEONE'S EYES WITH A FEW CRUEL SMILES.

I CAN USE YOUR SECRETS AS ARMOR.

I CAN BREAK PROMISES LIKE GLASS SLIPPERS (THEY NEVER FIT ME ANYWAY).

I CAN SIMPLY STOP CARING ABOUT THE MISFORTUNES OF OTHERS.

I CAN CRUSH A HEART AND BLOW THE POWDER INTO THE EYES OF ANYONE WHO TRIES TO GET CLOSE TO ME.

I CAN DANCE WITH YOUR NIGHTMARES AND LEAVE WITH THEM WHEN THE SUN RISES.

I AM, AFTER ALL, ONLY HUMAN.