"Don't look for me to be graceful," she said,
"I'm not delicately made.
I'm a mosaic of
the pieces of myself
I've ripped from the hands
of those who tried to lessen me.
I've had to fight to keep myself whole,
and I have the bruises and scars to prove it.
So, don't look for me to be graceful," she said,
"for you will surely be disappointed,
and I'll have to rip myself from you, as well."