Regression is a trap
A slip back to old habits.
A misguided anger
That over-powers the "I know better."
Regression says it acts to protect and care for others.
When it's a selfish lie that moves to protect itself.
It shows up when the storm is supposed to have passed,
It starts small and builds slowly.
Then suddenly, all at once,
A return to that same place...
That place that scares you.