I have dived through the deepest ocean,
Walked across the valleys of fire
Flew through the endless skies
Fell to the darkest desert

Tell me more, many, I have been
I cried an ocean and broke as glasses
I am fragile with no precautions
But, I’m fearless, I picked up the pieces

Can’t you see? See in your ears
Not through your naked eyes
I’m a wounded warrior
I can’t afford to see me in mirrors

– Kath Panugan

ugly warrior
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