today is a day unlike most others

by mickharris

today is a day

where i am standing on a thin piece of glass

over the void

looking down

shaking my head

because i am not going to fall into it


it’s just too deep

too much shit in there

that makes me feel small 

what is a drop in the damn ocean anyway

it’s just a drop

i am not a butterfly

and you cannot feel me with the press of your palm against my cold skin

much less over wires and digital wind

across the world


i’m not going to jump

because i’m not sure if i would ever get out again

it’s enough to acknowledge that it is there

that i am unhappy and dissatisfied and tired and bitchy and hormonal and deeply sad