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Danger

I am a danger to myself,
Not in a physical sense,
But mental destruction
Is a concern of mine.

I don’t sleep.
I don’t hope.
I don’t dream.
I am lonely.
I am insane.
I am angry.

I am a danger to myself,
Though I refuse to drink,
Refuse to smoke, to cut.
I refuse to take any drug.

I don’t sleep.
I don’t hope.
I don’t dream.
I am lonely.
I am insane.
I am angry.

I am a danger to myself,
I like being alone at times.
I’ll sit alone in my room
Rather than visit a friend.

I don’t sleep.
I don’t hope.
I don’t dream.
I am lonely.
I am insane.
I am angry.

I am a danger to myself.
I can’t sleep at night now.
I am exhausted all day,
But rest won’t come to me.

I don’t sleep.
I don’t hope.
I don’t dream.
I am lonely.
I am insane.
I am angry.

I am a danger to myself,
Not in a physical sense,
But mental destruction
Is a concern of mine.

I don’t sleep.
I don’t hope.
I don’t dream.
I am lonely.
I am insane.
I am angry.

I can’t sleep.
I can’t hope.
I can’t dream.
I’m unhappy.
I’m abnormal.
I’m depressed.

I hate this.
I love this.

I am this.

2007

Published inPoetry