Manipulation. Gaslighting. Triangulation. Control. Neglect. - Verbal abuse followed by love-bombing isolation. If you have experienced narcissistic abuse, some or all of these tactics will be familiar to you. In this collection of poetry, April Joy Taylor gives her own account of her experience with narcissistic abuse at the hands of her ex-spouse in vivid color. Each chapter gives a depiction of the events before and after the relationship and marriage. The first two chapters give a brief (but telling) account of the abuse and conditioning she experienced during the relationship. The remaining chapters describe her following healing journey in various stages- grief, shock, depression, loneliness, and anger (at herself and her abuser) , reflection and the final stage: Freedom. In separating these poems into chronological order, Taylor gives a powerful depiction of her own healing journey that many survivors will find themselves relating to and offers hope that freedom is in reach for All survivors of narcissistic abuse.