the hardest currency to negotiate
I often feel undeserving
odd, right?
to not feel worthy of a basic need
others demand their share
fly away to sunlight yet me
     I feel this presupposed obligation
a reason to continue despite
I tell myself movement is the key
always, ever onward or else
I will collapse, sink, unhinge
it’s truly the opposite
and I’m currently collapsing, sinking, becoming
all the while screaming into my own ear
take time before you regret not taking time
a circle, a cycle, a whirlwind
why is this what is
     simply rest