Ruthless

~

Ruthless,

I strip myself raw,

paring my bones down

to the marrow

in an attempt to atone

for imagined wrongs;

sometimes,

I cannot see

my own worth,

only an eternal parade

of flaws and

mistakes

that caper before me

in a grotesque parody

of everything

I try not to be,

and this is where I

betray myself the most,

in the delusional

shadow of anxiety.

©️ j.sexton

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