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Poems: Real Life Reflections by Amy

I miss people

Feels weird This “new normal” or whatever we are calling it I started out resolute But have found myself slipping lately Mental health needs super-ceding physical health concerns I miss people A lot I’ve tapped out my introversion reserves And need a damned hug...

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A moment of peace

Morning Light but not yet bright Slow and sleepy start Knowing the souls here with me Trusted Hearts full of love for me And me for them Grateful heart today Knowing where I’ve been Present in the here and now In a deeply centered way Feet firmly planted in reality...

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Boys don’t cry, but real men do

The days of posturing are over Acting too cool for school Pretending you know so much When you know deep inside There is still so much more to sort out Figure out, make right Charisma may open the door But character is what lets others inside That’s the sexy stuff to...

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When the busyness of life resumes

In isolation I feel confident Sure of myself Secure in thought Solid ability to be both vulnerable and draw healthy boundaries When the merry-go-round of life starts to slowly move again How will I respond When the busyness of life resumes as well? Will my actions...

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I’m ok

I keep looking in the mirror Distressed at the state of my tresses The acts of self care I once maintained so routinely Disrupted, delayed Beyond the point of hiding it Cursing and blessing the marvel of video chats keeping me connected to loved ones As the weeks have...

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Mourning

I had a life I’d built it from the ground up Cultivated for decades The making of a well-liked person And it was a sham A hair shirt Ill-fitted to the person I’d become Each element, carefully selected Placed gingerly into just the right spot And it brought me zero...

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Tell me something good

You ask me to share about myself A perfectly reasonable ask Seeking to get to know another Strangely, this is a struggle for me Which I find interesting to observe A thread I want to pull on this sweater I’ve walked the Earth for a good little bit now I’ve been...

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Trust

A hammock stretched between vulnerability and boundaries Suspended by strong, intertwined ropes of communication That sweet spot Where you can be fully you with another Getting in initially can be tricky Feels a bit like you are falling But once you get settled...

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Not enough

Inadequacy A looming sense of foreboding I’ll be a disappointment to others Feeling that I am not enough Am I the only one who struggles mightily with this? It permeates my train of thought Weighing and measuring incessantly in my mind Never enough Mulling this over...

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Sitting with yourself is hard work

No distractions, no commitments I feel like a crazy person I don’t know who I am without a schedule I have no idea what my future holds And some days This is really heavy I want to reach out to friends But judge myself for being weak And instead suffer alone Always...

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