Content warning: abusive relationships, domestic violence

There is a kind of loneliness that abuse survivors feel

Lonely for my self

Missing my trust in my own intuition

Craving my sense of dignity, wholeness

I’m grieving the way I cannot connect with others

because there is nothing here for them to connect to

except coping mechanisms and false fronts

metaphorical makeup hiding purple bruises.

Or maybe they’re real

I don’t know anymore.

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T.J. Yarrow

T.J. Yarrow

T.J. Yarrow is an author, scientist, and healer (mostly of hirself). Ze often writes about trauma and oppression.