Anxiety For Nothing, poetry by Glen Mckenzie at

Anxiety For Nothing

Anxiety For Nothing

written by: Glen McKenzie



It starts slowly

Like a train departing the station

Imperceptible at first

Its weight provides momentum


Why pull away?

Building speed is so unnecessary

Imperceptible at first

Anxiety drives the locomotive


Why is this?

The pain of self-swirling emotions

Imperceptible at first

Energy wasted on nothing


Anxiety marches forward

All so freaking unnecessary it seems

Imperceptible at first

It darkens the light


Why does it?

Make light seem dark and foreboding

Anxiety has no place

The light must shine

Glen McKenzie

Glen McKenzie

A +50-year-old(although very young at heart) hiker; canoe tripper; adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys craft beer.

Hiking, canoe tripping as well as other outdoor adventure activities, can be seen as a metaphor for living. Both are journey’s filled with scores of good and not so good steps. Highs and lows; successes and failures.

Over the years, have realized that spending time in the outdoors pursuing whatever type of outdoor activity you choose opens up a wonderful and life-changing array of lessons on living and ourselves if, we are willing to stop, observe and listen.

Come and join me.
Glen McKenzie

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