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Resisting A Rest

I've discovered that I'm both an HSS (High Sensation Seeker) and an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person),and it's complicated ;)

By Alyssa MadillPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Resisting A Rest
Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Unsplash

Being an HSS and an HSP

Means there's this 50/50 in me

But that doesn't mean I'm divided

It's just that two worlds have collided

I crave to feel deeply, and get high on it all

And yet I need solace, to slow down to a crawl

I visualize rebellion, then get lost in the details

While my heart opens wide and my breath exhales

So often I seek stimulation

Is it for the rush or the validation?

When things are whack and life is off track,

There's no Yin to my Yang, no muffle to my bang

But then the fires burn real low

Until I patiently blow

On the little glowing embers

And hold myself so tender

To balance these two sides I'll do my best

I promise to no longer resist

A rest.


About the Creator

Alyssa Madill

She is a never ending story written in the stars.

Alyssa has been a lifelong writer, having recently begun sharing her creations as she prepares to release her first poetry book into the world. Her poems are inspired by nature and heartache.

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