So insecure in the world
that I often feel the need
to sell out myself in order to survive.
This integrity is for sale,
but not so cheap today
because I’m feeling fine
and my worth is determined
by my state of need
and is subject to change.
There is some safety in this self-negation,
and there is pleasure to be found in pleasing the world.
Although fulfilling feelings through giving esteem away
is only a short-term fix for keeping neediness at bay.
The Poetry of Archetypes are written by Sulaiman Mackay
Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.
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