Recovery

You spend so long trying
trying everyone’s patience
– especially your own.

Exhausted,
you bite your tongue and grit your teeth
get through the days
fight against the nights.

All that effort
spent gripping tightly
to life.

But living means more than being here.
And as the effort eases
you succeed. You are here.
What next?

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Sectioned

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section
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Sleeves

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anxiety,
depression
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Real sex

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Bohemian Anxiety

I gave up my comfort zone,To the Yell of the world,I felt I had no right to it,I risked my mental health, I listened to its schmooze,I heard every pitch,My 'accusers' descended,<...

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Anxiety,
of
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Experience

Gaining useful, bona-fide experience from the work place with fluctuating mental health can be a daunting task. And I find it painful.Articulating the reality of hard earned experience and conveying my self worth at interviews often seem...

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