Poem “Fire”

Poem “Fire”

This poem came to me in a "steam of consciousness" as many of my poems do. I feel it's about survival of abuse, and coming back stronger than before.

Trigger, Trigger. (PTSD)

Where does this despair hide itself from the rest of me when life is going smoothly? Does it seep into the corners of my mouth when I smile? Does it retreat into the shadows of my insides? How can it escape notice from the very person it inhabits? Until—a nightmare during sleep opens me up [...]