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Betrayal, aggression in drag:
Beat yourself up,
Lay blame on others.
Betrayal says: retaliate, engage in the endless loop,
Make friends with me and my partner, Suffering.
Above the din of clamouring voices
Betrayal whispers in her seductive tone:
You are not good enough,
You should have done more,
Can you hold those places that hurt
With gentleness, with loving-kindness, with compassion?
Just as you hurt, so does the other.
Can you let them follow their choices
Without it meaning anything about you?
Betrayal, an opportunity to return to love
To let go of judgement of self, of other.
When Betrayal comes close
Choose to align with self-love,
To remember Self: beauty, truth, and auspiciousness.