Shrinking Violet

Shrinking Violet

Like a shrinking violet, she withered under a toxic co-pendency.

Taking her cues on how to act from people just as clueless as her.

Desperately she clung to them and held on to their every word until she sank.

For you see the foundations of her were shallow and weak.

She had pushed and suppressed her very nature just to conform.

When she finally broke free she realised how far she had drifted from who she really was.

She had sacrificed herself for acceptance and she was mortified.

Then she realised it was time to rebuild and start again.


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