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We Might As Well

a poem about avoiding healing work

By R.C. TaylorPublished 11 months ago Updated 11 months ago 1 min read
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We Might As Well
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There’s something about the way

that we ignore our mental health

and starve ourselves,

feelings-anorexics too afraid to speak

or emotion-bulimics projectile

vomiting projections on others.

After all, all our emotions do is cry

out painfully to be loved and understood,

like an organic telephone call

from the heart and the brain

that we can never decline.

So maybe if we let our stomach

answer the phone, it would smother

their sound, dissolving it in acid

so that we can further

stuff our emotions down.

With the way we ignore

our inner children,

we might as well just eat our young.

surreal poetrysocial commentarysad poetry
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About the Creator

R.C. Taylor

Part-time daydreamer. Full-time dork.

Follow along for stories about a little bit of everything (i.e. adventure and other affairs of the heart).

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  • Naomi Gold11 months ago

    Very powerful. I was journaling about this yesterday. I was wondering why some people survive trauma and channel their experiences into art while others just continue the toxic cycle. And I realized it is dependent on their relationship (or lack thereof) with their inner child.

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