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The Lab Rat

how are you?
she said
as she gazed at my face
with a questioning look.

how am i?
i thought
as i blankly looked
past her shoulder
and out into space

who am i?
i thought
i used to be me
but now I’m not sure
who I am any more

i sense there’s worry afoot
and it’s landing on me
i don’t understand why
i won’t harm anyone
i won’t drown when I cry
- i don’t think

i don’t think I’ll drown
or hurt anyone
but I’m closer than I’ve been in my life
i feel assertion grow into aggression
the devil take over my life
- and laugh at me

but i’ll laugh back
i know how to laugh
it will all turn out to be fine
it’s just an experiment – a weird experiment
the lab rat is loose in my mind
- it’s a white one
- called Clare

The Lab Rat

Clare Colins

Joined December 2008

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Artist's Description

Written about the same time I found RB.
Not connected :)
I was broken hearted.
Studying Counselling at University
Not connected:)

I think those of you that may have visited Psychs will understand this poem.

I hope you feel better too.

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