a state of inebriation — 

no alcohol, no drugs,

serotonin that floods

through your body

until it stops.


quiet world, loud thoughts — 

medication that doesn’t turn it off.

a roller coaster high 

until you fall, the pain so sharp

you’ll feel it all. 


norepinephrine — 

a middle name,

anxiety the friend you talk to



empathy unreal — 

as if you can somehow feel 

the heartbeat of 

every person you love

(and don’t).


a state of inebriation — 

no alcohol, no drugs,

emotions you fear

you’ll never be cured from.

what it feels like

Life of a Wallflower


Hi! Welcome to Life of a Wallflower, a place for introverts, artists, writers and most importantly, self-proclaimed wallflowers. My hope in creating this site is that people like me, who feel adrift in this chaotic world we call home, can have a place -- a garden -- of their own.


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