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Don't Overthink

TaJuan is an aspiring writer hoping to gain experience and growth through publishing passionate works, like this one, online for the world.

Don’t overthink

I told myself as I glanced at the door

And the carpeted floor

I found myself in this place

For the exquisite taste

Fancier than anything I’ve ever known

Sweat shown

Across my forehead

I wished I were dead

Due to anxiety’s

Vicious grasp on me

Eventually

The server comes toward

Asking if I’m ready to order

For the third time in a row

And like the other two

I said, “no

But I’ll take another drink

She’ll be here

I think

I hope

I pray

Nope

There’s no way

No, stop

Not today

Don’t overthink.”


There should have been no complications

We had reservations

For this destination

At nine on the dime

What a shitty situation

To put me in

It hit ten

Where were you

Where have you been

You had me in a funk

Drunk

From bottles I can’t even say

Why’d you have to play

Me like this

Therapist

Tell me why people spread hate

Like,

We didn’t have to date

We could’ve just linked

Did I come off too strong

Did I say something wrong

No

You’re right

Don’t overthink


I was at a point past tears

Stumbling

Trying to get out of there

Mumbling

Words of despise

How many guys

Do you play your games on

Thinking I’d put the blame on

Me

Like it’s my fault

These overwhelming thoughts fed

Into my anxiety

So I halt-ed

Them and caught

Reality

The problem: it ain’t me

It’s you

So let hell be your next home

For I’m too grown

For this pettiness

Readiness

Is the only emotion I feel

My future

So bright

Though I took an L that night

As I left alone and famished

But anxiety vanished

Thoughts told me I won

The war between my brain and I

Done

You can put it in ink

From this day on

I no longer will

Overthink


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