Overthinker

 

cling-clangs against my brain

feign solutions but they’re all the same 

 

feasts for frantic fissions 

unbridled, undeniably out of 

 

control

 

the drug I’ve always craved

but can’t do a thing other than

 

think

 

did I say it wrong?

did they hear me right?

 

I’m sure of it 

So unsure of it

 

I may be wrong

maybe all is well

 

I stay and play

a version volley of how I came across

 

hop synapses

race to reason if I’ve done enough

 

for the people who needed me

the redemption of humanity

 

have I seen them fully?

will anyone fully see me?

 

I suppose the only way to show you

is to spill me out all over

 

this notepad which isn’t really paper

but a notes app

 

no way to try to be anything

especially not a poet

 

but here I am, my mind a soft stone 

my art an anvil 

 

thoughts so scrambled

ink is no good either 

 

I cut and scrape it out of me 

the liquid life that once was me

 

flows across

running down and all around 

 

ravishing red is left

you fully see me

 

an overthinker

 

 

© Candice Reineke 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Candice Reineke

Sat 28th Nov 2020 21:31

Right, Paul?!

I edited this, as any overthinker would. 😂

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Paul Sayer

Sat 28th Nov 2020 07:37

Dam that OCD
If only people
could truly see.

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