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A Poem by an Alternate Self

I have dissociative identity disorder (or something similar). I have been having my other personalities write poems and create art as we work on Integration. I am hoping to integrate the personalities so that we can become one whole person again.

This personality A. is 20 and she writes about living in a halfway house for women with schizophrenia. We lived there for three months, many years ago, and it was very traumatic for us.

A. often says to me, "I don't know how to speak." So I am helping her find her voice and helping her write. I edited the poem for her and she likes the result.