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Sutton, T. (2016). Freefall. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 10(2):154.

(2016). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 10(2):154


Tara Sutton

All her life she's bitten her tongue

So bitter so young

She's run round and round in circles so long her head won't stop spinning

All this time something's been missing

She's not quite finished

She's part undone

And yet every time she tried to run her legs were numb

Her mind an inescapable fortress

Obedient, conformist with deep roots to enforce this

Invisible forces, glass prison bars

Unsaid threats and unseen scars

So, brainwashed and blind she rubs dust in her eyes

Ash of her morals, unquestioned advice

She gets high, she gets high

To numb the clawing inside

But it will not subside

Something does not feel right

So she drinks and she smokes cos she thinks that she hopes

For release

The unease just grows

Like knot-weed it spreads and slowly infects every breath in her lungs and

each thought in her head

Until nothing's left

Her hollow shell echoes with emptiness

A spectator, watching as all the rest go about their day

She can't fathom the rules to the game they play

So she sits behind her wall of glass and does exactly as she's asked

She doesn't know she'd find her way

To an infinitely better place

If she'd only let go

And freefall

Through the darkness

Into the blissful unknown

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