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exhaustion

When I say I'm exhausted
I mean go away
I mean I need a break
that involves large silences
and no people

I don't mean keep talking
or texting or asking for face time
I don't mean I want smoke signals
or morse code
or a message in a goddamn bottle

I mean leave me alone
because my heart and mind are heavy
and I've forgotten how to breathe
and my thoughts are a heartbeat
I need to calm into something with soft edges
because the world is sharp
and leaves me scratched up
when I spend too much time in its slipstream

When I say I'm exhausted
I mean go away
I mean I need a break
that involves large silences
and no people

And when I say no people
I mean you

© Indie Adams 2021
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
Published
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