What You Must Do

Is not what’s been done to you — that’s apathy in motion

Photo by Hatim Belyamani on Unsplash

if only we can gain
a space from reactive-doings
the past repeatings
the recordings playing out
if only we had that capacity
to not be in the comfort
of “doings” done to us
from the inside
by the internal robot
if only we weren’t too much
“self-deceptionists” or “self-convincing-excusists”
to take pride or shame in
what’s been done to us



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Pretheesh Presannan

Pretheesh Presannan


Panic Attack Survivor. Just writing. Plays cricket. Design&Develop. You can find short stories, poems, humor, and nonfiction here. Gmail: pretheeshgp@gmail.com