Triggers and Sexual Assault

It’s amazing how the mind works
how one smell
one sound
one touch can bring back so many memories and make you travel back in time
put you back to the exact day you felt that, saw that, smelled that

Triggers are also a curse
He sexually assaulted me many months ago

I remember it like it was yesterday and no matter how often i write about it and how often i cry about it i still have those memories buried inside of me.

I’m starting to think they’ll always be there.
His cologne was really strong
It burned my nose and stayed on my skin even after I got home

I’m sitting here listening to music randomly and Dandole comes on
That song was playing that day
and I immediately go back to that moment
the fear the fighting the adrenaline in my blood the need to escape
It’s crazy how the mind works