You could see inside of me

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Inside
My heart

That had been
Blackened

And charred
By the years

Of
Disengagement

Where I had only had
Small talk with

Strangers
And no one saw

Me completely
And then I saw

I was putting on a show
Because that’s

How I was groomed
I cried when I realized

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Melissa Steussy

Melissa Steussy

Author of Let Your Privates Breathe-Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Family dysfunction. Join Medium here: https://misssteussy.medium.com/membership