Weighted Blanket

Gretchen Lee Bourquin
The Dream Verse
Published in
2 min readJan 2, 2024

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a prose poem

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

All I want is to feel better. I want to tell myself the lie that everything is going to be okay, and I want to believe it. But hope flickers and flashes, short circuits. And everything I try and plan explodes before it ever gains traction.

Day by day routines are crushed, as if under a weighted blanket that is tangled in my feet, keeping me from my next step. I am tired. So tired of the one…

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