Physical pain can usually be cured by a pill
psychological only by sheer will
Give it time

There is no quick fix
your mind is playing tricks
Acknowledge the situation

Know yourself and your mind
only then will you find

Author’s note:

‘Mindtricks’ is a piece about depression and psychological illness. A societal view is often rooted in a solution-based idea that everything needs to be fixed as fast as possible and as easily as possible. The problem is psychological issues are hard to deal with and they take time.

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Right now or forever
Makes no difference
Time is a variable
That’s undeniable

Everything can change
Anything can happen
Murphy’s law in full effect
Or is my reality defect

Author’s note:

‘Midterm’ is a more abstract piece about relationships and considering whether the specific relationship is worth it or not.

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Long term

Small flaws
Make us give up
Make us flop

Living in a fish pond
A never ending search
With no desire to sacrifice
That one flaw nulls the entice

What’s the point
If there’s no possible future
Can it be imagined, nursed and created
And the relationship elevated

Author’s note:

‘Long term’ is a piece about relationships and considering whether your partners flaws are deal-breakers or if it’s something that you imagine that they are. Is there even such a thing as a deal-breaker and where is the line?

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Short term

I know you’re just a phase
No ‘rest of our lives’
A point in time
Our safe space thrives

We’re only in it with one leg
With no desire to sacrifice
For now
You will suffice

Author’s note:

‘Short term’ is about being in a relationship you cannot see a future in. Still you can acknowledge that it gives you value, so you stay in it.

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Let go

Sometimes I feel like
Damaged goods
these thoughts come back
through various states and moods

Emotionally I feel strong and mature
still I wonder
If I’m only comfortable in negative times
and in positives I flounder

Reaching out
you grab my hand and hold on tight
instead of appreciating the gesture
I solely consider my potential fright

How can we know
what’s potential and what’s true anymore
if we cannot move ahead
because we’re afraid of not holding the door

Author’s note:

‘Let go’ is a piece that reflects an instrumental tune I made of a same theme. The tune is recurring and resembles one’s state of mind.

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Shutting off
because I don’t believe
in my own ability to re-energize

Stating out
before seeing myself finish
get away to replenish

Thinking about
small details no one wonders
allocated to mountains

Getting rough
trying to understand
who’s going to hold my hand

Breathing in
closing my eyes
shutting off, out

Author’s note:

‘Out’ is about getting in that mood. It’s about being hit with anxiety. It’s about feeling like you want to give up. It’s also about noticing it and wanting to restart.

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It’s easy to hate someone’s fame
Walking through the gate of blame
I want our fate to be the same
But I guess I’ll have to wait to take your name
Will we ever soulmate playing this game?
In the right date, weather will tame

Author’s note:

‘Blame’ is about looking outward and resonating blame at anyone else than yourself.

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As soon as I see your smile
I worry of hurting you
Like I’ve been too

As soon as I feel my smile
I’ll want to calm down
Consider if it’s forced and turns into a frown

Author’s note:

‘Trapped’ is about being afraid of hurting someone whilst still wanting to see where the relationship goes and the dichotomy this creates.

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