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the way i feel

this confusion is killing me.
should i help it?

can my imprisoned mind escape?
should i help it?

if i could make this go away,
i would.

what would a rational person do?
i’m not rational.

so many swirling circles surround me
like a tornado.

but i am as motionless as a stone.
i move nowhere.

i am as still as my thoughts are dead.
i think nothing.

i’m exhausted, but i’m not sleepy.
i want to sleep.

i crave the eternal sleep to escape.
i want to sleep.

this confusion is killing me.
should i help it?

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