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Paranoia Personified

Updated on March 8, 2017
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Luke works as a middle school English, ELD, social justice, and mindfulness teacher in the sanctuary city, San Jose, CA.

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Paranoia Personified

She is the desperate look of my reflection
as I wonder whether I still have any control,
like a junkie fiending for a fix
in the mix of chaos and depression--
the slow regression of sanity into paranoia.

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Is She Watching Me?

She is the background to every dream,
the persistent scream in my mind
that something or someone is always watching
with the focused and frenzied look of a lunatic
filled with hatred for being locked away.

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Is She Waiting for Me?

She is the shadow lurking just outside,
barely willing to hide so that I can never decide
whether she is actually there or whether
I am just scaring myself into thinking
there is something waiting to be found.

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The End is Near

She is the growing fear that the end is nearer
than I'd once expected, and that nothing will mend
until I feed my feline friend
her tuna feast.

Cleo the Cat

© 2017 JourneyHolm

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      JourneyHolm 9 months ago

      Hehe, it was more about the video and narration for this one. Thank you for reading it :)

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      Sakina Nasir 9 months ago from Kuwait

      Great poem Luke! I enjoyed reading it. Keep up the good work. :)