I keep re-reading this! It's something that feels so different from you, but has a great deal of layers to it. It reads almost as sing-songy, and the rhyme makes it seem like such an easy flowing poem, but there's a heaviness to it.
It makes me think of being caught up in our own thoughts, then completely in their reins, and we question the reality before us that doesn't seem tangible. I am a terrible over-thinker, and I have had to basically re-wire and re-teach myself that everything I feel guilty for usually hasn't hurt others, I just am thinking of ways I could have done better. I felt the pressure of guilt here, the way it's traveled with you, regrets too, and we can think and think of every "should of" and "could of" for eternity, but we will have traveled nowhere new.
I had to nominate because you're just so damn good regardless of what you're writing about it seems to always mirror my 'mood'
Absolutely love this 'head in the clouds' piece... I guess depression (if I'm correct) sorry of does that to us.
Best wishes x
I remember when you originally posted this back in 2018. I fell in love with it instantly. Then at some point I realized it was not in your profile anymore. Glad you re-posted it Ben. Definitely one of my faves from you.