Chatterbox

A Poem

Jenny Justice
Sep 13 · 1 min read
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Coffee, cold in the cup -
a morning of hectic creation

no, not writing, no
just anxiety, impostor syndrome, a bit of misplaced rage, a dash of sadness -

a recipe for disaster, I know, we know, everyone just knows
we cannot let it in, we cannot let it win

and we don’t, we won’t
it’s just fleeting and freezing in moments

trying to nurture and nourish
trying to feed and provide

and slowly calming down,
gently talking to

the little voice inside -
the poet pounding

on the chest,
running around

the mind,
she never rests, she never sleeps -

restless impatient whispering chatterbox!
But sometimes she slows down

long enough, brief respite!
She slows down long enough -

to write -
and write.


Jenny Justice is a mom, Sociology instructor, and writer. You can follow her on Medium and at Jenny Justice, Writer. She has been recognized as a Top Writer on Medium in Poetry, Parenting, Reading, Education, Books, Racism, Feminism and Climate Change, so far. You can follow her poetry at Justice Poetic.

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