Tag: anxiety

NaPoWriMo Day Ten: Numb

I describe myself as numb To others Because it’s easier Than describing The inexplicable drama Banality Humdrum hurricane Of feelings fraught with April frost Invisible beasts Cold sunshine Bubble-less yeasts Tasteless sweets Coffee that just makes you Sleepy A hiccup of anxiety Expelled like…

NaPoWriMo Day 1: The Fallen

I cried last night I guess I already told you But it’s rare for me Despite chronic depression A range of anxieties Suspected other conditions Where diagnosis only failed through Lack of time and effort So I feel sad, a lot But I rarely…

World Mental Health Day

Trigger warning: suicide. It’s World Mental Health Day 2019. The focus this year is preventing suicide, and the scary fact is that someone loses their life to suicide approximately every 40 seconds. The campaign encourages everyone to take 40 seconds of their time, to…

Autumn Equinox and the GLAD Study

The autumn equinox is a time for pause and reflection. It’s that moment of balance; darkness is about to take over, and before too long, the nights will noticeably outweigh the days. It’s a time to take stock, just as traditionally, the equinox would…

Intermittent Cloud, Some Showers

I need to take inspiration From the one year old She is a joy storm Crashing delight Like waves against My sinking ship Lightning smiles Hurricane howling laughter My stress My tears My depression Feel worthless In the sight Of her happiness I want…

Back to School

I’ve spent the summer holidays in a bit of a daze. We had an amazing honeymoon in Rhodes, and, quite frankly, didn’t really want to come back. The sting of returning to a seemingly increasingly miserable country was somewhat assuaged by getting to spend…

NaPoWriMo Day 10: Books Haiku

Sometimes I panic: Just so many books to read And not enough time.

Big Deal

Just because something isn’t a big deal to you, doesn’t mean it isn’t a big deal to someone else. If someone tells you something is bothering them, listen. It’s completely okay to not understand. It’s not okay to belittle their emotions. If someone snaps,…

Elusive Happiness

I felt happy several times this weekend. Playing with my little girl. Hearing her laugh. Watching her grow. Seeing friends. Chatting. Sharing. Unwinding. Watching Buffy. Chilling. Escaping. Yet as I fell asleep, or tried to, on Sunday night, all I could think about was…

Secret of a Daffodil

I place my ear gently to the golden trumpet What secrets do you hold? I heard you whispering Just as you called to Persephone Am I distracted by your beauty Waiting for Hades to snatch me away Or am I the kidnapper Of my…