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



And concerns



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



Erin Knape is a University of Michigan senior majoring in psychology and minoring in creative writing. Her greatest passion has always been the arts, whether that be writing, painting, or photography. Capturing Campus, a weekly installment of poetry and photography, aims to capture campus life through artistic expression. Dive into Capturing Campus every Sunday!

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