I’m Human

Anguish of regret

Hot flame of anger

Wistful envy

Depressive melancholy

Bitter resentment

 

I can’t avoid them

 

I’m human

 

So I let them wash over me

Even as I realize they’re unfounded feelings

I find myself right in the middle of them

I know they’re hollow

Insubstantial

Transitory learned responses to patterned inputs

 

If I wait a while I’ll laugh them off

 

For now, though

I remain pissed off

On edge

Out of sorts

 

I’m human

 

 

David Trudel   ©  2013

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