Incremental Illness

It’s easy to ignore when it creeps up on you,
increasing slowly, by small degrees

Or not even ignore –
just not even notice

the paranoia that maybe you’re not cool enough to hang
the resentment for the life you do not have
the loneliness
the inability to relax
the overwhelm over everyday things:
shopping, showering, getting out the door

Just not feeling
talking, going, doing –
                              it

Until one day it’s suddenly all you can see,
all you can feel

And you have to deal with it all at once

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4 Comments

  1. Rebecca M Blair

     /  February 19, 2019

    Sounds like some I know and love.

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  2. I hear you. And I understand. And I’m grateful you put it out there much more eloquently and intelligently than I could.

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