I Feel Mentally Sick
deep in my stomach
(away from my heart).
they bubble up
(begging to escape)
b u r n i n g
all of my tender flesh.
My feelings are acidic monsters
that terrorize my body
(why can’t they just go away?)
But no matter how far I push them down
find their way
e x p l o s i o n.
Of course, I'm doing okay!
Why wouldn't I be?
The always happy, always optimistic ball of energy!
I'm not sad! I'm never sad! I can't be sad!
I'm as happy as could be!
Of course, I'm telling the truth!
No, I really am telling the truth.
Stop pushing it.
I don't want to talk about it.
You wouldn't understand.
You never do.
No one ever does.
And that's fine.
I know I'm cursed in that way.
At least I can talk to myself about it.
Cause I won't judge me.
So just drop it, okay?
I told you I'm fine.
That's the only answer you're going to get from me,
because I can't explain any of my other answers.
Like I said,
you wouldn't understand.
So just take my word for it:
Under lockdown with the enemy.
"How are you ?" my sister asks inspecting through a video camera my obvious black eye.
"Oh walked into a door again." I fabricate , smiling down the video lens with an another obviously feeble lie.
"You need to get out of there." She says with so much concern in her voice it makes me want to cry.
"I'm fine." I reply even though yesterday I was so beaten and broken, it made me want to die.
That’s a lie by the way
-How are you
Well, I feel like I’m drowning
But there’s no water around me
I guess I’m just overthinking
Pretty much everything.
Truth is I’m trying to use my voice
But I’m not really sure how
I mean I’ve practically been silent
My whole life now
It’s getting really hard to breath
Like if my lungs ran out of air
But yes I’m smiling
Not like you really care
I feel like leaving, running
From everything I know
Maybe if I left I’d find myself
Somewhere on the road.
But of course I won’t answer that
Instead I’ll answer what they all say,
- I’m fine
~ that’s a lie by the way
That Quarantine Life Though
I don't know, I guess you could say I'm holding up.
I've never craved alcohol before 10am before and that's been
craving what I can't have
I haven't had a man touch me in god knows how long,
and god knows
when that will next be
F*ck, I haven't even been hugged in that long
I cook to fill the void
I eat to fill the void
Avoiding lines at the grocery store because we're all,
in the end,
It's a test, to see when I'll crack
One month to go and
I'm talking to my stove.
I called to check up on my annuity with Prudential. The young man said, "You said you were a nurse. How is it going where you are?"
Suddenly my chin began to quiver. My voice changed to this raspy laryngeal tightened tearful talk. I told the young man I'd had a meltdown yesterday and apologized for obviously busting out in tears on the phone. I explained the hospital has asked me to come out of psychiatry and use my med/surg ICU skills as they are transforming the third floor into a "Covid Unit." I explained my fears of not having N-95's and that I was being morally challenged and afraid. I then explained how the Vet won't see my dog because I'm a nurse.
The prisons here are tripling their positives including gaurds who have quit. My unit gets their mentally ill ones, both facilities ignoring the governor's orders not to transfer and they are doing it without testing.
My cousin is a nurse who's sister asked her to leave. She then went to a friend who would not let her stay so she is moving in with me today.
He was so kind to me (which made me cry again). He told me how much I was needed and thanked me.
My Quarantine With My Sister...
As you are aware that due to quarantine everyone has got time for their hobbies amidst their busy lives. And so my sister realized her potential talent of accusing blame on me for stealing her clothes. As mentioned in day 2, she is an expert at digging into my things. Today she found her clothes in my closet.
Sameera, 11years exclaimed(in fact shouted)."This was my cold shoulder top and how dare you steal it.
She was handcuffed and announces guilty. She was taken to Super Judge my mom.
Samina, 15 years, gave her sentence that borrowing stuff isn't called as stealing.
Before the judge could announce anything. Samina escaped and then began the wars. And my sister's specialty is unfolding my secrets in front of my mom when she is angry. (I know you all might visualize this scene if you have younger siblings.)
The best thing about fights is a guilty pleasure of troubling your sibling.