I Can’t

Old familiar melancholy
always and forever
haunting me

an unsettledness
that engulfs me
in constant distress

wildly jittering hands
pounding heart
wrapped in bands

Restless breath and
sweaty palms
I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.


StephanieStephanie writes at We Don’t Chew Glass, a primarily humorous blog that sometimes deals with the darkness of life. She writes poetry on her blog Splinters and Shards. She has three children, one husband, too many pets, and not nearly enough sanity.


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