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October 21, 2019


We all suffer in some form, some of the time. So perhaps you, or someone you know, may relate to these. 





 o_d_y_n_e by m_tau / used with permission








The Anxiety Trap


aka Locked in self




Are you having a bad day?


Did they say something?


Is it the workload?


Is it that person?




Or is it something else entirely?




I’m here if you want to talk


Or if you don’t want to talk


But need a friendly voice


Company / Shoulder.




Do you have anxiety or depression?


If so, I get it


I’m the fucking King


It’s been my constant companion


You don’t have to explain


A thing


Instead, say no-thing


You don’t have to highlight


What’s already there


I can see it


It doesn’t deserve our focus.




I’m here


You’re there


And it's in the middle


Preventing one of us


From making that first move


Into the void.




It’s cold comfort


Which keeps us


At home


On the couch


Under the covers




Our nemesis.









Kindred spirits


Locked in self.




Reaching out


Is not the first step


It’s the greatest chasm


Something they don’t understand.




We just want it to be a little easier


A little peace


In our time.







© ajl 2019




At the end of the series I'll be compiling this poem and 9 others into a pdf for download, called All Empires Crumble. All are from 2019.



Email me if you want to chat - or seek professional help. I'm just a writer.





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