Sometimes I don’t have many words for the chaos in my head as I deal with the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse. Chaos. That is really the only word I can think of to describe it. The simplicity of Haiku helps me slow down the emotional onslaught.
Here are a few I’ve jotted down when things have bubbled over:
So many traumas;
Where do I even begin?
And how do I heal?
I should be angry,
at the level of betrayal.
Instead, I feel pain.
Sometimes it is intense,
Other times I feel nothing at all.
Searching for balance.
Sitting with my emotions.
I’m trying to learn.
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