Lately I’ve been overwhelmed with emotions,
constantly on the brink of tears and
I can’t stop them brimming down my cheeks
when I laugh too hard or worry too long.
Because — now I’m having to feel what I feel.
No longer taking up my brain’s precious space,
with thoughts of yesterday’s breakfast or
how I’ll say “no” to tomorrow’s lunch.
& slowly, the tight knots have come untied,
but sometimes when I sit too long I don’t want
that to happen because I’m scared of what will come
when there’s nothing left, to tick off my to-do list.