Impostor Syndrome

I was infected by a virus
One of many
When I took the standing alabaster thing
Deeper into me than
Was comfortable then
Is comfortable now
The ivory tower penetrating
Thrusting deep enough that
I felt my inwards rearranged
A herpes of the ego
Mind-virus lying dormant within me
Flaring up at times
And I cannot scratch the itch so well
Even if I have a handle on the symptoms
This breakout
There is no cure

Understanding a Common Cold Virus | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Just as pernicious.
Image from the NIH, here, which I believe makes for public domain work.

Help my family settle in?


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