I am back to say a few things! First, congrats on the win. Second, every time I read this I draw a slightly different conclusion. Your use of "recovery" made me think the "you" referenced is this demon, this monster wearing down her mental health as she tries to fight back and can cope for awhile, then is forced into hiding again. Isolating to survive. Other times reading, I saw this as someone or even her own thoughts demanding perfection out of everything she does. Killing her true self, her most authentic self, in hopes to become someone drastically different. To appeal to this person and appease them. So her genuine self is hidden away, time and time again, destroyed and re-created to fit the mold of what society thinks will suit her best. Yet she always tends to this person, caring for them when they are "wounded", yet is this a case where she is only brought out as comfort then ignored other times, made to be invisible unless needed?
Love this piece so much. It's always an honor and pleasure to read your work! :)
EDIT: Just read Spontaneity's really cool and insightful comment and I could see that! That would be such a clever use of the mulberry silk and cocoon reference.