5 Senses

for those days when we need a break

Nyaalo Mia
Jan 24 · 2 min read
Photo by François Genon on Unsplash

The sound of tyres
tearing through puddles of water in the streets.

Silver droplets falling from the sky unto my glasses,
creating a checkerboard of steam and dots.

The smell of musty air
thick and heavy like walking through water.

The taste of wet grass sticks to my tongue
as I breathe in the morning breeze.

My foot slips as I step on broken, wet leaves,
trampled upon by hurried feet rushing to catch up to the sun.

Good morning.

Photo by Doug Linstedt on Unsplash

I was told to engage my five senses whenever I am having an anxiety attack. I wrote this poem one rainy morning when I went for a walk to clear my head.

Now it’s your turn. Whenever you feel like you might need a break, look around and use your five senses to notice your surroundings. Write a poem or a paragraph or any piece about it in response to this poem. The theme is 5 Senses. Don’t forget to link this piece and the author in your response.

Hope this helps you as much as it helped me.

Invisible Illness

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Nyaalo Mia

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Biochemist. Photographer. Writer. Avid mental health advocate. Poet, often. Memoirist, on occasion. Storyteller, without exception.

Invisible Illness

We don't talk enough about mental health.

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