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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

 

Strengthening

 

Our nemesis.

 

 

Cyclical

 

Trap.

 

 

 

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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