The Need To Flee

Written for:  Poetic Asides #521 – Write an unsettled poem.

Rapid heartbeats
urge me to flee
which cannot be.
Stomach churns.
At night–heartburn.
I take deep breaths,
think of what others
are going through.
Never think that
it’s only you.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to The Need To Flee

  1. -Eugenia says:

    Well said!


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