I was told it is selfish to think about myself —
even though the only person I can confirm really exists is me.
I chose the road most traveled and became enabling and codependent.
Question: What happens if I have no expectations about what others do?
Answer: Others become meaningless.
Hope: I can change the previous answer.
I’m told the only person I can truly change is myself.
Trauma tells me that is not true.
Despite what Trauma, drunk on cortisol, relays to me at 6 pm est each day;
and despite the fact that I may not find complete truth in the statement,
“I can only change myself,”
I will focus on me, as best I can, because once again,
I’m the only one that I can confirm truly exists.