A subtle thing
this undermining of confidence
accomplished by producing a lack

so difficult to identify
creating confusion
where self-worth ought to be

slowly but surely eating away
the very foundations of identity
leaving self-doubt in its place

Yet how to accuse
what is seemingly nothing at all?
a lack
bereft of anything - good or bad

void of bleakness
eternal emptiness
shoulders slump unnoticed in despair

endless cycles
of abuse and pain
Will we ever find our way beyond?

? Michaelette ?

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