Black Hole

All relationships have walls,
the therapist offered
Walls, I could handle –
build a ladder, scale –
seems there was no help
for the vortex that was
our marriage – his narcissism
a black hole that devoured
my soul….

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge. Image credited NASA, BBC News.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

31 thoughts on “Black Hole

  1. PS: I agree wholeheartedly that narcissism consumes everything in its path. I knew a man like that once too, and in hindsight am SO GRATEFUL to have gotten out of his orbit.

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      1. I can’t even imagine, V.J. My exposure was only one year, but even that caused lasting damage. 17 years is a long time, but thank goodness you did get out. xx

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  2. The worst part of narcissism is that it is incurable. The only way is to get out of the orbit of that person, and yet, they will try a few times to pull you back – only to torture you again.

    Guess I’m getting an idea for the next prompt. Thanks, VJ!

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