Monday, July 5, 2010

POEM: high anxiety

the human body cannot sustain
high levels of anxiety
for very long
the acute state of utter despair
will wane

at least for a little while
a means of self-protection
from the damage such intensity
could wreak

like labor pains
rest comes during the brief calm
between desperation & numbness
even knowing the storm will swell
once more

and when it does
realization will hit harder
with each passing wave
taking my breath away
with the exquisite pain
of the unknown
becoming manifest

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