Cycle – Haiku My Heart

rock on precipice
rolled there by nature’s trembles –
recurring cycle…

Enchanted Rock Park near Fredericksberg, Texas in 2010.

Enchanted Rock Park near Fredericksburg, Texas in 2010.

I wrote this poem last Tuesday when I began to experience my usual monthly precipice.  Like clockwork, I’m not myself around mid month for at least a day or maybe a little more depending on what’s going on in my life at the time. The rock is my mind and emotions. My mind and emotions seem to drastically change temporarily to a state of depression and greater anxiety.   And the best solution is for me to consciously slow down, quiet down, and simplify everything. Which is not always easy with tasks and distractions all around. Basically, I need to keep the rock steady while it’s next to the edge. Then, again like clockwork, it rolls back to it’s usual spot.  Medication doesn’t seem to help this recurrent cycle.  As you probably guessed, this recurrent cycle is my experience with PMS.

Inspired by 20130916-181422.jpg

Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon


About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

20 responses to “Cycle – Haiku My Heart

You must be logged in to post a comment.

%d bloggers like this: