Pupil Minds Blog : Grey

Artemis’s poem draws on her expertise influenced by nervousness, performing through her inner thoughts, and ending with a hope for self-acceptance and coexistence with nervousness.

– Artemis Lam

mediocrity is my illness

a two-day-previous coffee

              consume it –

and leftover instant noodle soup

              conserve it –

i could not bear to toss out

i could not bear myself

want aching and straining out of me

i am fervidly unwell

i am in a closed room

there is no window, no doorway

substantially much easier to spatter myself

on wall and on floor

sure, i am embedded now

a shrine for myself now

and i am on all fours begging

curled up and shrivelling

who am i calling for?

the moon is my deity



chilly-swollen milk-mother

i am used to edges, constantly on the brink

pressed into the flat outline of a yellow wildflower –

the solar will not increase.

so i need to master to really like grey skies

and wanton clouds mirrored off the window reverse mine

and me, reflected off the window reverse mine

Obtain out extra about nervousness and how to assist anyone.

Artemis Lam is a 3rd-12 months English Literature scholar at Durham University. She is an advocate for open and sincere discussions on psychological wellbeing, as nicely as a literary illustration of these encounters. When she is not reading or creating poetry, she can ordinarily be identified in the fitness center or indulging in her mildly worrying habit to espresso.

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