My Little Garden: Poetry and Prose Representing The Fragility of Daughterhood (Paperback)
"Naming a child... is as much as marking their latest possession To the narcissist, as giving birth is a rite of passage... and not a gift from God. The name a narcissist calls you Is as much a beckoning call To do their bidding, to answer to the call. Which screams out- into the overbearing Winter night; The essence of ownership over you. From the length of my Highly sensitive rouge-red hair, To the ease of my back resting On the floor, contemplating The strength of words less than muttered. On my darkest nights with tangles in my hair Just as I wandered the forest as a child, I think of you, and I forever will." Telling the all too common story of childhood trauma, My Little Garden: Poetry and Prose Representing the Fragility of Daughterhood is a delve into the psychology of the traumatized mind. Told through prose and unique poetic styles, Yoder frequently defies boundaries and expectations with their unique and personal insights into the turmoils of abuse. From the moment we decide to leave our abuser, to every moment after, the grief of childhood woes is poetry inof itself. Exploring themes such as therapy, sexual abuse and grief. Yoder's debut poetry and prose collection is a must-read for surviving daughters, victims of narcissistic abuse and lovers of sad, emotion-provoking poetry. Elle Yoder is a debut author on the spectrum, aiming to diversify the writing world with their unique creative expression.