I will not stand by while abuse happens six months of cyclical hell the push and pull of your desire insatiate
this issue has never been singular confined to some imaginary private space in the public view of us all using your circumstances to justify the victimisation of another to the point of collapse
the coloniser builds a fort because they're afraid of their own violent mirror-image projected into the landscape
do you recognise yours?
i'd always thought playing the victim was a term the right used to discredit survivors of ****, but it actually arose out of victim narratives of abusive relationships, where the abuser would posit themselves as the real victim, even as they persecuted the other with emotional blackmail, gaslighting and violence.