Spinning Like a Top

My emotional core is wobbly, tilting like a top as it spins out of control.

I take deep, cleansing breaths hoping to wipe my mind clean;

to stem the tide of emotion that threatens to engulf me,

each time I let my mind wander.


Emotions pulled taut,

as the constant struggle to remain in control exhausts me.

This marathon week hurdles me towards the climax that I cannot avoid.

Then the flood gates will open,

releasing the inevitable sadness I’ve been tamping down,

each time it bubbles to the surface

and burns my heart.


© annettealaine-2012


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