unclench your mind

unclench your mind
note to self

anxiety and daymares
of what might be
oh, the tangle of mind!
it took years to see
through it—and still
it sets snares
leaps from the corner
clamps on your throat
makes up stories
and takes you down

unclench your mind
you’re scaring yourself
and there’s no need
feel the confusion
your misunderstanding
draw it close
breathe it in, soften your
heart-thrumming body
consider this—
a new thought
maybe all is well

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

4 thoughts on “unclench your mind

  1. PH Garrett

    I love this poem, The message, the fascinating phrases. Thank you so much for your writing. It delights me, lifts up my day, keeps me company as I move forward.


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