Ice picks

Thoughts lead to feelings
Feelings lead to pain
Agonising screenings
Ice picks to the brain

The body coils in defence
Hollow but for fear
Frozen feelings too intense
Old memories still near

Sudden, without warning
Or lured back to mind’s eye
A mind and body warring
No real threat nearby

Just another flashback
Replayed on repeat
Frozen pain on playback
Cues the body to retreat

Steven Shorrock (2018)

Author: PTSDays

An inside view of experience of post-traumatic stress, recovery and mental health. #PTSD #MentalHealth #Poetry

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