“Turquoise” by Imana W-Parris

Sad Girls Club is launching a new project — each month, we’re choosing a theme, and our SGC members send in work that relates. We’re here to shine a spotlight on your experiences! This month, our theme is “Mental Health & Me“. 

You joined me,
In my green sanctuary,
Hands roaming,
Eyes piercing,
Me, against a shadowed background
From whence I came.
You were air,
Punctuating a clear day.
The trees swayed
With you in them,
And I ran eager, bewildered
Beneath them.
You were a cool wave
Beneath my skin
Calming the fire of anxiety,
Dousing my worry and aches.
I exhaled, finally,
You inhaled me
Into the bliss of your being,
Nowhere else I’d rather be.
And I felt,
The harsh pull
Of extraction,
Only to await
My enrapture again.
“I’ve been writing poetry for a couple of years now as a way to deal with my anxiety and other mental health issues, and can think of no better place than to finally share some of it with you guys, if other girls out there can possibly relate. I wrote this at a time when I was in quite an unhealthy relationship that I couldn’t see the truth of or escape.” – Imana, U.K.

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