I’m not here to sugarcoat the truth
or soften the blow of reality.

My words don’t just score you;
they may cut deep.

They may make you feel
beaten and battered
like you’ve been whisked
into something unrecognizable.

But I have a purpose:
I don’t want you to fold under pressure
or become stirred when someone hurts you.

I want you to be able to rise like yeast,
letting self-belief blend into you
so you never forget you’ve been preheated.

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