Double (poem, 2008)

Last night, I shared a poem I found from 2008. Here’s another of the poems from that stash. This one seems to be about anxiety, viewing the anxiety who haunts my depression as a companion who’s always with me. Have I shared this one before? I don’t think so, but if so, sorry. I’ll share another one tomorrow.

Double

My shadow, my soulmate
You’ve always been my double
Squeeze my head, clench my chest
And lead me into trouble

You’re beside me
From the very first day
You tie up my knots
Interrupting my play
Never lonely
For you are right here
I want to awaken
Without any fear

My shadow, my soulmate
You’ve always been my double
Squeeze my head, clench my chest
And lead me into trouble

I evade you
I want to be free
I claw you
The more you claw me
You never moved out
Please take a day off
I tried smoking you out
Now I’ve developed a cough

My shadow, my soulmate
You’ve always been my double
Squeeze my head, clench my chest
And lead me into trouble

I’m a leader
But you are my boss
Melt down my trophies
They’re nothing but dross
God may be triune
But I am just two
A cold frightened child
And you, always you

My shadow, my soulmate
You’ve always been my double
Squeeze my head, clench my chest
And lead me into trouble

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