Monday, February 9, 2009

Very Productive

It's been a very productive night. I got all of my work done and wrote three poems in the middle of it all. Here's the latest:

This Anxiety

This anxiety
could twist gnarled
knots in your stomach
keep you up at night
This anxiety
could make you vomit
and your hands quiver
put a lump in your throat
make you wet yourself
make you dizzy
and angry
and irritable with others
This anxiety
could make the world
seem blurry and out of focus
could cause acne
or running diarrhea
or hives on your face
could make you eat Tums
or Alka Seltzer
or caopectate
This anxiety
could cause you
to drink a lot of coffee
or alcoholic beverages
to overeat fast food
smoke a lot of cigarettes
or grass or worse
to shoot up
This anxiety
could put ants
in your pants
bees in your bonnet
or bats in your belfry
as they say
This anxiety
could cause your divorce
loss of employment
estrangement of your family
ruin your life
could cause
your untimely death
but not me
I am central
I have control

I hope that everyone has a great evening and a great Tuesday. Good night to all.


  1. Thoroughly enjoyed the poem. I may have to print that one. (With your permission, of course) I really liked that. The last couple lines are a wake-up call, kinda, sorta. Have a great day. Hugs.

  2. Yes, please feel free to print it off. I've very glad you liked it so much.

  3. Perfect description of anxiety. I like it.