Too

Too sensitive,
Too emotional.

Too smart,
Too quiet.

Too trusting,
Too naive.

Too involved,
Too detached.

Too muted,
Too intense.

Too honest,
Too guarded.

Too cynical,
Too realistic.

Too much?
Not enough?

Just me.

Numb

Anesthetized,
Apathetic,
Callous,
Comatose
Dazed,
Detached
Frozen,
Indifferent,
Listless,
Paralyzed,
Remote,
Unfeeling.

Roget’s has dozens of words
To describe my state of being.
Numbness is protective steel,
Keeping myself safe from the
Sharpness of amplified feelings.

Numbness is a blanket of apathy
That protects my soft underbelly
From flaming darts that fly at me.

Natural or by man contrived,
A deadness of heart and soul,
Keeps me trudging in this life.