Controlled by Guilt

A free-verse poem

Kayla Douglas
Oct 24, 2019 · 1 min read
Photo by boram kim on Unsplash

Guilt creeps up
tightly wrapping greedy arms around
the truth
and dragging
downward
toward never-ending doom.

Depression and defeat
circle around their prey
swooping down for the kill.

Hate drips from self-inflicted wounds
cut by a hand
controlled by guilt.

inkMend

Kayla Douglas

Written by

Life Coach, author, lifelong learner, travel enthusiast, narcolepsy advocate, living in Myanmar, she/her https://www.kaylamdouglas.com

inkMend

inkMend

inkMend is a writer’s safe space on Medium to express experience with pain and write to heal from trauma. Inspired fiction, poetry, and non-fiction/memoir welcome.

Kayla Douglas

Written by

Life Coach, author, lifelong learner, travel enthusiast, narcolepsy advocate, living in Myanmar, she/her https://www.kaylamdouglas.com

inkMend

inkMend

inkMend is a writer’s safe space on Medium to express experience with pain and write to heal from trauma. Inspired fiction, poetry, and non-fiction/memoir welcome.

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