To Worry or Not to Worry

Photo by Kyle Broad on Unsplash

Two weeks or more
Strange, sometimes
Scary dreams in the night,
Then short temper,
followed by remorse and regret
During the days.

Is this occurring to others?
Happening to all?
Who do we call ‘all’?
Is it in fact all Americans?

Even though half of us
Lose sleep with worry
About what the other
Half thinks and believes?
Our reasons may differ,
But the result is the same.

Distrust rising from lies
And broken promises,
Extremist views, plots
And threats of violence
Keep sleep at bay.

Is this happening
Only in America?
Isn’t a miasmic mist of fear
Spreading everywhere
Violence prevails?

It’s actually not a new miasma
Only now more of our world
Is perhaps devolving into old ways
We thought we had outgrown.

I hope I’m wrong,
That all is well,
And I simply need
Better sleep habits.

I hope so.
I fear I’m not.

Thank you for reading this. If you like, the link to more of my poems and articles is here.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.

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