My Ground Truth

Psychologist | Mindfulness Trainer | Leadership Coach | Carsten J. Grimm

Long Departure

I've been hatching my escape

Since the moment before I came back

To your ways. 

Somehow I'd not seen it before

Or maybe I'd just lusted after the scraps

Of the way you can be

Only sometimes. 

How it would sustain me

Even through words that cut and I'd pretend not to notice

Bruising on my hopes

And swollen eyes.

But I was someone

With your shadow giving me a place to be.

And I taught you how to keep me

The reasons that I needed to hear

To keep living this fiction.

Fear of not knowing any different

Keeping my timid imagination silent.

 

So I've been replaying what I'll say to you

And your disbelief

The moment you realise

You've been helping me leave

Since the moment we met.

 

cjG

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The Depature (2016). Meredith Marsone artist. From the  Abstracted Love  series. 

The Depature (2016). Meredith Marsone artist. From the Abstracted Love series. 

If you’re currently stuck in a place of abuse, being abused, hurt, or disrespected. Know that it can be different. Here might be some places to start:

http://www.relationships.org.nz

http://areyouok.org.nz/ 

https://womensrefuge.org.nz/domestic-violence/ 

 

cjG

#mygroundtruth