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stuck

finds herself stuck
because the money she was
supposed to get from the
Feds,
didn’t turn out the way that she 
had 
planned
(she’d forgotten about that loan
she took out years ago
to do nursing online, only to
find out later that she didn’t &
wouldn’t have the time, 
when pregnancy brought her
third little girl into the
world).

finds herself stuck
because the man she’s with has been
dwindling &
in the different ways that a relationship
can fail,
the tension brews as the time spent in
bed grows more & more
sparse,
as the two of them, exhausted from working
opposite shifts, in order to take care of the kids
at hand,
have no energy left to entertain the possibility of
intimacy.

finds herself stuck
because the time it would take to start again
is burning now quicker than it ever had before &
the person she sees looking back at her in the mirror,
just isn’t as confident as she used to be in
getting rid of the old,
in order to go searching for someone new.

finds herself stuck
because in the immediacy of the overwhelming moment,
it is so very hard to breathe,
and as the anxiety comes creeping up quick,
she wants to flee to somewhere
so she can cry alone.

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