Just One Word

I hear one word,

just one word,

and I’m back where I was

three decades ago.

It seems all the progress I made working on myself,

on letting go of all the pain,

on becoming this new person,

on attaining inner peace

goes down the toilet with just one word.

I’d worked on my triggers,

but I’d forgotten about this one.

This one trigger suddenly set me back.

I need to work on me again,

to reprogram my brain,

to assign new meaning to that word,

to train myself again.

Thanks for reading.

Nika Paradis is an introvert bravely spreading her wisdom on self-development, writing, and reflexology. All her stories are based on her life experience.

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