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

Please note: this piece references self-harm. despite the bravado the concern shows through what should you say what should you do? are there some secret signs? thoughts spiral. you struggle to keep it together as words associate cos re...

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hospital,
section
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Sleeves

Please note: this piece references self-harm. I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve – never have. Instead, I keep it closely guarded, hidden discreetly. For years, my sleeves were a hiding place, not for my heart – but for secret hurts on...

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anxiety,
depression
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Scratch

Am burst.  Too many failures in such a short time has left me utterly burst. Left my PhD. Applied for a medical writer job and got rejected. Thought I had a job now and that's basic...

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Dark days

Dark DayMaybe tomorrow maybe neverSleep and procrastination have stolen my ever(Y) Thing has floated awayDown the riverOf StyxAnd stones have hurt my bonesAnd illness and meds have
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ILL,
PAIN

WORK

WORK Not sure what I am meant to be doing, will it be too difficult? Working in the unknown, what ...

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work,
worker
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