My head is crowded with responsibilities,
All the nooks and crannies stacked up with
To-dos and must-dos and should-dos
That dance dizzyingly through my consciousness
And clamour unceasingly for attention
And my brain fumbles to prioritise
And loses concentration
And wallows in despair
And yearns for fun and focus
And gradually my energy drains away
As I am reduced to the tasks and duties
That the world thrusts upon me.
Is this living or merely existing?
Emma H, age 26, 13/02/2017