Angry vulnerability

Trying to trace the anger
Its source and reason to be
Some of it learned behaviour
Always reactionary.

Adrenaline fires the passion
Explodes an incendiary
Kickstarts a chain-linked action
Turns peace to shattered debris.

Adrenaline’s fight or flight
A chemical reaction
Stress hormone with a bite
Life saver with some traction.

The reaction stems from fear;
More vulnerable – more angry
Putting others’ needs ahead
Leaves mine no time in the foundry.

Of course that’s not quite correct,
It’s nobody else’s fault
Permissions you give yourself
Are only your own assault.

Image c/o santiago.mapache.org

Maggie Moon

 

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