is it okay










Is it okay if he cut your face 20 years ago?

Is it okay if you know how to cover it up now?

Is it okay if you're happily married?

Is it okay because your friends think it's okay?

Is it okay if he hasn't cut anyone's face since yours?







Is it okay because people get their faces cut all the time?

Is it okay because he went to face cutters anonymous?

Is it okay because you know lots of people who look like him and who don't cut faces?

Is it okay because there are bigger issues at play in the world right now than whether he cut your face?

Is it okay because you wrote a story about him cutting your face and got paid to share that story? 





Is it okay because at least you're alive, seriously, you should be grateful?

Is it okay because you drink too much?

Is it okay because he cut your face while you were asleep and you don't really remember it?

Is it okay because he was drunk when he cut your face?

Is it okay because you own knives, so obviously you don't mind cutting things in your private life?





Is it okay because he got fired when his boss found out he cut your face?

Is it okay if he's a genius and you're just kind of normal?

Is it okay if he's sorry?

Is it okay if you crack a smile at face cutting jokes sometimes?

Is it okay if what's done is done?




Look in the mirror.
There he is. The person who cut your face. 
He's in your reflection now.

Every time you look at yourself, he's there:
permanently in your face,
the story of you
that you didn't write
but that you have to tell
for the rest of your life.

I bet you he doesn't wake up every morning,
like you do,
and ask himself,
"Is it okay?"
"Is it okay yet?"
"Maybe tomorrow?"

I bet you he doesn't wonder
if he's defective
because he grew a scar.

No. It's not fucking okay.

Someone cut your face.



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