When I was on the ground
and my head was being bashed
repeatedly against rocks
a very clear voice
spoke to me

“Don’t fight
Go with every blow”

So I did
I brought my mind
heart and body
together as one
and followed
the blows
without resistance

There was no room
for any fear

That voice
saved my life

When I was yanked back
up from the ground
by my hair
and could feel
it being torn
from my head

that same voice
said “Now Scream”
and I did

The shock of the scream
scared my abuser
He let go
and I ran