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.