Poetry 8.4

Negative feelings, emotions, torments
Compared (not by you)
Compared (by others)
Weighed in bias scales
Are their negatives worse than mine?
Answers always the same
The worries, the upsetness, the feeling,
Rendered obsolete by another claim of worseness.
Need for expression walled up, need to let it out caged.
Constant fluttering sickness panic trapped in the chest.
The phrase repeated in the mind –
“There are worse off than me”.