please place your own mask on first...


I find I am an afterthought
in my own life
pushing myself to the back burner
regardless of the heat
or the cold
taking care of every little thing
except me
I've forgotten how it feels
to look after myself
spending quality time with my mind
dusting away cobwebs & debris
those nooks & crannies left untended
they've become overgrown
and sorely neglected
I am a stranger in my own world
wandering paths I no longer remember
looking after her & him & everyone else
admirable, I'm sure
but at what cost
who tends to the tender
when oxygen runs out...

Written by WillowsWhimsies
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