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. 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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  2. 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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