this undermining of confidence
accomplished by producing a lack
where self-worth ought to be
slowly but surely eating away
the very foundations of identity
leaving self-doubt in its place
what is seemingly nothing at all?
bereft of anything - good or bad
shoulders slump unnoticed in despair
of abuse and pain
Will we ever find our way beyond?
? Michaelette ?
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