My child, stay kind; the world is an empty space
with an oversupply of hollow hearts.
Life is a journey you will not take alone
so know that some souls will forget who they are along the way
and make do with what humans stamp on their chests
“Asshole”, “Bitch”, “Worthless”, “Trash”
you’ll hear them, but
don’t let anyone write on your nameplate.
I’ve written the letters in gold
and pinned it right through your heart.