Overthinking weighs heavy on my chest,
panicked by thorny questions,
from people who know best.
I’ve reached a strange place now,
this wasn’t meant to be,
I did not see this coming,
I cry so much I can’t see.
Another fight, barriers higher,
a different state of play,
spiritual friends they guide me,
convincing me to pray.
Stay positive trending mantra,
impossible, painfully insincere,
fingers bleed from clinging on,
swaying aimless, no feeling,
© Michelle Sotiriou 2021