narcissism meets cynicism

i come from a family of narcissists and enablers. i am the only one who is neither, rendering me the scapegoat. today, i decided to finally close the door on those i was still in contact with, and as i practice what it’s like to say what’s on my mind instead of swallowing my words for the sake of my safety and choking on my sanity in favor of prioritizing their comfort, i wrote this poem.

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Alayna Doyal

Alayna Doyal

writer | editor | poet | all things personal development ↠ alaynadoyal.com