Gaslit

ah,
the pinnacle of all techniques.
used to disorient
and madden.
perhaps you misplaced something
or you were sure you turned the water off.
or did you?
this clever tactic involves
events that are clearly happening
but the abuser denies its existence.
this,
in turn,
strikes critical points in the victim’s mind
until they believe that events,
real or otherwise,
are real or otherwise!
when the victim cannot believe their own surroundings
and their own perceptions of reality,
the true power of this tactic
bares its ugly head.

~lt

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