I feel spent
Like I’ve given everything
And gotten nowhere

I feel scared
Hiding in the corner
On the couch
Afraid to leave the house

I feel spent

I’m afraid
Of falling in the pit again
I’m not sure
If I’ll have the wherewithal
To hoist myself back out
Again

I feel spent

I’m not sure
Where to go from here

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