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"What Happened Today"

September 26, 2011
By crux1 GOLD, Inez, Kentucky
crux1 GOLD, Inez, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Some feel the rain, others just get wet." -Bob Dylan.
"What kind of beast would turn it's life into words?" - Adrienne Rich

A buzzing, whirring noise
The streetlamps sound like indoor florescent lights, making the purple sky sunshine yellow again
I sit locked out, with no one to talk to; no feet to pick me up and run
A distant sound of birds, like the window has been left open
And the sky hangs like an illusion on the ceiling of this vast room they call the world
I run out onto the highway
Hands outstretched for a knob only I can see
To a big brown and brass door that isn’t there
In the middle of the median of the center of the universe

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about my experience with having an anxiety attack in the lawn outside of school. I had been locked out of my car, and my day was going terrible. After getting angry and throwing hot coffee on my professor by accident, I ran up to the highway.
I imagined killing myself, but didn't.
it my anxiety and psychotic depression I often forget others and focus so much on myself that I feel like where I am is in the center of the world.
Being out of touch with reality everything always feels so surreal.
And so this is what happened to me today.

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