enough

started to write

good bye

letter this morning, but then

i remembered

i had an appointment to convince you

that i’m ok

that i’m not a danger to myself

i can’t cancel

or you might worry that there’s something wrong

so i put myself together

picking up all of the pieces from the floor

and i’m here

before i left,  i checked – clean clothes, clean hair, clean teeth

i know what you look for

normal

but as i’m telling you i’m ok i start to notice cracks in my normal

my socks don’t match, my nail polish is peeling, scratches all over my arms

i am not convincing

myself

but you let me go when i assure you i will return in one week

i leave

relieved and scared, normal enough to return

to finish

writing

my

good-bye

letter

4 thoughts on “enough

  1. This is honestly one of the best poems I’ve read in quite a long time. I can’t quite put my finger on it… it’s straightforward, but doesn’t lack in intensity, it kind of hits you when you read it where you have to stop a second. I LOVE when poetry does that to me. Really excellent stuff (and that’s not something I just go around saying to anyone) – I very much look forward to seeing more!

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