{ pathetic.org }
 

22 Phobias: A Poem About Trade-offs

by Ame Ai

I need protein to lose weight,
But it’s more important to avoid 16 allergens and exercise at the cost of something else.
I need to control what I eat,
But it’s more important to avoid the tears that come from cooking.
I need to socialize,
But it’s more important to avoid the monthly hike that comes from driving without a spotter.
I need a new job,
But it’s more important to have health insurance.
I’m a writer that needs to be understood,
But my husband has dyslexia.
I need to leave my mark on the world, but I can’t find a soundproofed recording studio to avoid the sound of gaming.
I need help,
But I need to file our taxes and pay our debts.
I need to be happy,
but I have to be responsible
by doing nothing to make things worse.

12/31/2019

Author's Note: A poem about panic disorder

Posted on 12/31/2019
Copyright © 2020 Ame Ai

Return to the Previous Page
 

pathetic.org Version 7.3.2 May 2004 Terms and Conditions of Use 1 member(s) and 2 visitor(s) online
All works Copyright © 2020 their respective authors. Page Generated In 0 Second(s)