They keep saying go deeper,
go deep inside,
go deep to where the love is
and you will heal.
Deeper is where the monsters live,
the ones that I had locked away.
The battles, wounds, inflictions,
that still rip me apart.
There is no love deeper.
Note: On Facebook, there are a few community pages for people recovering from various types of PTSD. The courage and grace expressed within these communities are terribly sad but also incredibly inspiring. The above writing was inspired by some of the thoughts expressed in these groups.