Evolving Emotions: Numb

Sights have lost their luster

Songs are no longer melodious in tune

Colors are gray

Lights have darkened

In a haze

 

My pupils lazy

My mouth lame

My limbs heavy

 

Unable to express

Unable to cry

Unable to feel

 

What would it take?

 

To allow the dreaded

Thoughts

Sensations

And concerns

Inside

 

Accepting them

Embracing them

Unafraid and willing

 

Would it make a difference?

 

In the haze

There is no beginning

No middle

No end

No light at the end of the tunnel

 

It is an indifference

A distance

An apathy

 

Disturbing as it may be

Not feeling

May be dangerously appealing

As a small price to pay

 

EKArts

Erin Knape is a sophomore who will major in psychology at the University of Michigan. Her greatest passions have always been the arts, whether that be writing, painting, photography, or collaging. Evolving Emotions, a weekly installment of poetry, photography, and short stories, aims to communicate the unifying conceptions, thoughts, experiences, and emotions in the human experience. Explore these creations in Evolving Emotions every Sunday.

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