for most of her life
(more than less)
she was in a state of heightened
fight or flight
her head dizzy
her breathing uncontrolled
her senses and mind wired as tight as a cat ready to run
watching body language
reading expressions and eyes
listening to tone
holding her breath waiting to bolt or duck at any given moment
her whole body racing while standing still
as soon as someone spoke to her, her mind flooded with confusion.
why me? can’t you see i am the ugliest, stupidest most disgusting person here. i am slow
of thought and of no interest.
you must be mistaken.
I am no one.
But you would never guess. Or you might consider then brush it off. she smiles and nods her
Have a nice day, she might say.
by the way she quickly moves away
you would never guess the weight she carries is so very heavy.