Evolving Emotions: Anger- Poetry

Rehashed Rage


I woke up angry

to the blaring of a machine

in a world I didn’t ask to be thrown into.


I’ll go to work angry

at my boss

at that thing I said five weeks ago that nobody remembers but


I sit there

at my desk

listening in on whispers I don’t care about and


Still, I am angry

driving home

away from irritations to more irritations.


I didn’t do my laundry

so I walk over filthy clothes

hit my filthy couch and stew in it


Until it’s time to go to bed.

I yank a t-shirt from the floor,

scrape my teeth,

flick the lights,

and fall asleep, angry.


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, or photography. Evolving Emotions, a weekly installment of digital art, poetry, photography, and short stories, aims to communicate the unifying concepts, thoughts, experiences, and emotions within the human experience. Explore Evolving Emotions' creations every Sunday.

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