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poeticwater 17 // Black Lives Matter, dude
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A poem about when we make psychological discoveries about ourselves

Introspection

I sit

Think of anxiety

Of depression

Of causes

Of

Third grade

They told me I couldn't sing

They told me -

I sucked

I should be forgotten

I liked her

I liked a girl

I didn't realize

Wait -

Sixth grade

They bullied me

For being short

Is that why?

I wear heels everyday

It was a fashion choice

No

I'm not insecure

I'm not short

NO

My dream of death

No

No no no

Red satin sashes sliced through

Pressure

Crying in the bathroom

They gave me a C

I tried and they gave me a C

Is that why I hate writing?

No

Certainly not

Holy shit

Distraction

I like reading

Wait

Distraction

Reading is a distraction

So is writing

Flowery words used to hide my depression

Coping

Because

Because I want their lives

I want their lives

I want to be like the people in stories

The people I write about

I have dreams

Shit I want

Why do I want it?

Why can't I be happy?

Because

...

Because I was told I wasn't enough

In first grade

In second grade

In-

Damn red sashes

Damn insecurity

Stop

Close the door

Lock the door

Through the key into the ocean

No

I don't need to know

That

Was too much introspection

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