Sensitive People Have Faulty Thinking
I can prove it. Most sensitive people read this title
and said, “No they don’t.” You see sensitive people
hurt easily. A misdirected piece of criticism
can languish, brewing like an abandoned tea bag
in a tea pot for days, and suddenly spiral out, like 3
wet shirts in the spin drier droning in metal banging
anger. Sensitive people, it is like they don’t have
an off switch, or in their brain their rational
equilibrium is set like weighing scales,
with a lb brass weight on one side, on the other side
a perceived slight comes down like a sack of flour.
Sensitive people take on all the hurt themselves
like a bear hibernating in the cave of their gut.
They hold it until someone, and it never takes
very long, wakes up the bad tempered bear.
Sensitive people have this thought fault. They’re not
able to soothe the bear, to put it back to bed.
They are unable to see that only they carry the hurt,
that the hurters are nonchalant or oblivious to it.
The people that wind sensitive people up unthinkingly
don’t care. It’s only the sensitive who have this
blind spot to their jumpy passive-aggressive self.
They don’t see that they have a choice,
that sometimes they could inspiral,
sing a lullaby to the hibernating bear to keep
it kipping. Instead they walk about with an easily
triggered snooze button like a paranoid alarm clock.