Some days 
Like today 
When my body 
Doesn’t feel like it’s mine
My hang nails 
Have all been chewed
Down to their quick
My core is shakey
My brain is full 
Everything inside me 
Is completely rattled 
Everything aches
My bones brittle
Hair in disarray 
My eyes are heavy 
I succumb to the weight 
A nail biting hollowness 
That leaves me feeling 
Like a grade school kid’s scribbles
Crayon colored congestion
Straight in the center
Of my construction paper canvas
A hopeless display 
For all to see 
While the world mocks me
I bite off one more nail
And remind myself 
Its all in my head
“You got this!”