MENTAL HEALTH - Poetry

“I JUST WANT TO ESCAPE”

Written by Alma Claire / Art by Joyce Lee

spinning and spinning

around and around,

spiralling down and searching for ground,

grasping for something to hold me now;

 

i just want to escape –

 

escape my thoughts and escape the pain,

run away from the voices inside my brain,

drown out the noise and block the drain,

stop the relenting of the waves;

 

i just want to escape.

 

itchy itchy beneath my skin,

like i can’t even bear to be within

myself or this world or the places i’ve been,

like i am stained in all my glorious sin;

 

i just want to escape –

 

escape the ugliness inside my mind,

run away from the things that i’ve tried

to forget and bury and hide;

play dumb and play blind

 

i just want to escape.

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