Defective: Return to Sender

10600587_10204764587811044_3323353174422219428_nby Devin Mitchell Durbin10 Apr 2014

I wanted to scream
I've hated every syllable of my name.
I looked in the mirror
and I did not see one of God's blessed creations.
I saw a great big sign on my forehead that said
"Defective, please return to sender."

Do you know what it's like
to hate every fiber of your body
and to despise
even the things that you are good at,
Thinking
"Why do I have to be this way?"
I have, and I do
and every day is an uphill battle
not to look at the things I hate.