Remind Me

When you think you’ve come a long way

away from the demons

that you dreamt up for your own self torture


When you think that that is the stuff of Hollywood

and that in order to be a good person

you just keep doing the things you do

and the rest will take care of itself


When you think just the right amount

and know there are people you can count on

who will hold onto you as you are dragged back

to somewhere deep in your twisted memory


When you think all that

is when you are most vulnerable

and the trick is to be on your guard always

and not in some sort of comfortable trance

because there’s always something there to remind you

of who you used to be

who you could be

and who the fuck you think you really are


© Ash Cheyne

Daily Word Prompt Challenge – Trance

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