Poem of the Day

I Need You

By Chris Neilson

Out through the in-door to out-patients without my inner voice
Lost it back there somewhere
At a time without a care
Now acting on instinct alone
Human emotion stripped back to the bone
A skeletal shadow of my former self
A desperate search underway to locate my ego
Wading through a never-ending wheat field
Fighting a mounted battle without a shield
Where has that guiding voice gone?
That re-assuring chatter of small talk and memories
Of planning for the future
Of what might be
And still could be
Please come back to me
I need you