Gaslighting: Poetry About Emotional Abuse and Trauma

Gas·light:
Verb Tense
manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.
This is a poetry book about narcissistic emotional abuse and trauma.

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I look at you, and then I look at me.

Is there a difference, because I can't see.

And though you don't look the same,

you're still playing the game.

I can see a monster deep behind your eyes,

I can't tell but I think it's also behind mine.

I'm fighting, struggling with the truth.

Because when I look at me, all I see is you.

I can't be like you are,

but I can see we share the dark.

I hate to see you like a monster, 

but it's all that you are.

I can see a monster deep behind your eyes,

I can't tell but I think it's also behind mine.

I'm fighting, struggling with the truth.

Because when I look at me, all I see is you.

Fishing trips and backseat laughing,

can't keep me quiet from all of the fighting.

You've gaslighted me all that you can,

you tell me I'm a monster but I know what I am.

I look at you and then I look at me,

Is there a difference? I just can't see.

All I know is that what you are, is what I'll be.