Guilt Is The Word

Jennifer Dorsey
Jul 30, 2016 · 1 min read

I tell people all the time, it’s never your fault. You did nothing wrong.

But I can’t accept that myself.

Guilt is telling myself, no I shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

Guilt is wondering, am I exaggerating what happened?

Guilt is dreaming about people accusing me of lying and me not fighting back.

Guilt is getting that sinking feeling in my stomach every time I think about it and automatically wonder, did I make it up?

And then the flashbacks begin and I’m thrown head first back into the confusion, the betrayal, the emotional pain, the reality.

And the guilt.