when sadness enters a room

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When sadness enters a room, it begs me to hold it.

Much of my anxiety comes from feelings I don’t know how to deal with. When I push them away, they just come back as fear. Fear of an unnamable feeling, which I push away and push away and push away. Poetry has always been my attempt to sublimate that fear into something beautiful.

Other people’s sadness is as heavy as yours.

 

 

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