and the rest is your imagination

My backdoor

I’m leaving it ajar, just in case.
I have this backdoor to always 
keep a veiled way out.
For I never get engaged.
instead I conform to fit in.
Hence, I neglect my feelings
my desires are invisible – 
in the pursuit of belonging. 
For I cannot trust others.
I’ve been told that people only 
ever want to do me harm.
So I never get completely 
emotionally attached to anyone.
For I want to please everyone.
My own value is only the sum 
of all expectations of me.
To be recognized, to be loved 
I leave my true self behind.
For I’m not worth anything if 
I can’t please everyone.
I never please myself, 
I cannot identify my feelings,
I cannot express my needs.
I’m leaving it ajar, just in case. 
I have this backdoor to always 
keep a veiled way out
to crawl back inside myself.

and the rest is your imagination


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Based in Berlin I write and draw about my everyday impressions and thoughts. I earn my living as a head of content, planning digital communication for e-commerce and inspiring people to achieve their goals.