His words like punches.
I fall to the ground.
Hurt, confused and asking “why”?

Trying to stand up.
Legs like jelly.
Heart beating hard.

I ask, “but why?”
He roars with pure anger.
I try and comprehend what has been said.

He punches and punches.
Harder and harder.
Will I be able to stand?

Is this how it has to be?