Emotional Hoarding, a poem by Stephanie Henson at Spillwords.com

Emotional Hoarding

Emotional Hoarding

written by: Stephanie Henson



A hoarder of mental pain,
Trauma permanently tethered –
Emotional baggage overflowing.
A river of tears rushing,
Can’t take two steps without,
Tripping over my own feelings.
Someone asked, why do you keep it?
What purpose does it serve?
Brow crinkles at the question,
Lips smirk to the side while pondering –
A deep breath and a declaration . . .
I’m tied to it, empty otherwise.
The pain fills the space where love should be.
The alternative is a vessel succumbing to the void.
So, a choice is made to not let go, as to,
Never be alone.

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