You Still Don’t Know Why

You can’t stop the feeling

of systems shutting down

when the rage overcomes you

all contained in a single sound

the pressure has been building, for years on end

but you love your family, so you remain silent

you cross paths with newfound friends

you work in diligence, and calmly blend in

but your soul knows you’ve sinned

at least I do

I know what the tingling feels like

when you can’t take anymore

I know the heat of the moment

when you wish people would let go

let you go

to the winds of your condition

and the fantasy of doctor’s predictions

prescriptions only work for the well read

not the well bled

these words are the scars

to the never ceasing wound

prodding my body to heal with pain

and pleasure, but it hardly responds

it was shocked

and still is

you still don’t know why I did

what I did

10 thoughts on “You Still Don’t Know Why

  1. Absolutely stunning and true! I love the lines
    “when you wish people would let go
    let you go
    to the winds of your condition
    and the fantasy of doctor’s predictions
    prescriptions only work for the well read
    not the well bled”
    I love all of it, but those lines are my favorites. Not only is you poem spot on and incomparably strong, your head image is amazing. It fits your poem really well too. Such another amazing piece from you. Well done!

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