I am simply Mary, and have been incredibly lucky to manage a successful career in real estate. From the time I was small, it was predicted that I was destined for failure. My family did not believe in education or even showing small acts of kindness or any love. The children in my parents’ house had to fend for themselves just like me. I still struggle every day with the acceptance of Dissociative Identity Disorder brought on from early and ongoing childhood sexual abuse and trauma. Most days I feel like I just wander, not feeling part of this world and all the love it has to offer. I began to write one poem, then another. Encouraged by the one person who knows me better than anyone ever has, I decided to share these poems now. He started to send me a simple emoji heart on the days that I most struggled with, along with these words; ” Stay with me, I love you”, Mary. Those words six words, though simple continue to help me through the most impossible days and feelings.