a short poem about feeling overwhelmed,
Up each morning I’m exhausted.
Spinach in my teeth I flossed it.
Pain, avoided and I caused it.
Fired from my job, the boss did.
Behind on my mortgage, I lost it.
Feeling for myself, I tossed it.
Drove around all day feeling numb.
Asking for directions, being dumb.
Take me for a fool, not the one.
Invited in, but I didn’t come.
Knew where to look, found the gun.
Took his because I didn’t have one.
Armed and under-medicated.
Left the path, did I mistake it?
I’m feeling unappreciated.
Take my broken soul and shake it.
Respect the love if I don’t fake it.
Know I tried my best to make it.
Just in time, the alarm does whine.
A friend arrives to wipe my eyes.
Holds me tight and right, I can cry.
Asks the questions, answers the why.
My face wide and bare to the sky.
I thank All again, I’m alive.