General Poetry posted December 27, 2017


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Life in a mental institution

Don't Leave Me Here

by Maria Jose Garcia

Trapped by my mind,
Twirling inside.
Floating away.

I hate the world
I can't go on.
You left me alone,
You put me away.

They say I need
Another test
To look at those
Peculiar thoughts.

It is your fault.
You brought me here.
The white walls,
The metal door.

They say I need
To take these pills
To calm down,
To plant my feet
On the ground.

I trusted you,
You let me down.
You brought me here.

The brick walls,
The locks,
The locks.

I know I'm mad,
My brain
Betrays me.

But please don't go,
Don't leave me here.
They'll shock me awake.

Don't you see
The wires
Below my hair?

You promised me
To keep me safe
Don't let them
Lock me
Again.


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When the narrator speaks about wires, she's referring to ECT a kind of therapy used on mental patients.

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