Sometimes it seems like fantasy

The world and its shaky instability

So, turn off the news and go cook dinner

To make it all seem like a world away

Take a shower and also your pills

That help control your many ills

Millions of problems beyond your control

We push it until it’s a world away

We must take care of house and home

Keep loved ones close, untrustworthy at bay

But we seek shelter for the sake of sanity…


…pretending that it’s all a world away



This poem was inspired by Alice. The title and idea is her’s, I just wrote a poem about it. We were discussing all of the things that are happening in the world right now and how important it is not to immerse yourself in it. It’s often extremely overwhelming for people with mental illnesses, like myself and Alice, for example.

It’s not that we don’t care, we do. More than you know. We just need to limit our exposure to it so that we don’t fall into a dark hole and lose any sliver of hope.

We all need to be kinder to ourselves right now, every single one of us.