A Poem | I Don’t Feel Like Functioning Today

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I Don’t Feel Like Functioning Today

A Poem | Samantha Steiner


I don’t feel like functioning today

So I’ll ignore all my calls

Until they fade away to my voicemail

Which I’ll never even bother to check anyway

 

I don’t feel like functioning today

So I think I’ll stay in the clothes

That I wore

From the night before

And maybe even the day before that

Wrinkled clothes and a dirty tee

Yet none of this is new to me

 

I don’t feel like functioning today

My hair is an unwashed mess

It’s all greasy

It just kinda sits there all limp

And framing my face

 

I don’t feel like functioning today

So I am going to sleep

Until my body is sore

And my restlessness screams,

“It’s time to wake up.”

Until I miss my alarm,

An appointment or two,

And almost every single meal

Until my bladder is aching

Maybe I’ll just sleep my life away

 

I don’t feel like functioning ever again

And I’m not even dealing with Bipolar Depression or Mania

Maybe I’m just anxious and overwhelmed

Too many problems are thumping through my head again


 

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