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Don’t Forget to Check the Weather – Poetry Alert

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Albany chapter.

I never knew what it felt like to miss yourself 

Until one day I woke up and realized that I was gone 

The voice in my head stopped answering my calls 

I never knew what it felt like to be abandoned by your own peace 

Left to carry the weight of your own mind alone 

I turned my own heart to stone and left myself frozen 

Like Medusa accidentally stared at herself too hard in the mirror 

Betrayed by my own conscious 

What do you do when you look in the mirror and a stranger is looking back at you 

I am my own worst enemy 

I am the knife pressed against my own back 

The invisible snake in the grass 

But I sit here and blame every rainstorm and cloudy day for keeping me in bed 

When the prison in my head was built long before I checked the weather this morning