I’m thinking about
Boundaries containers structures
Understanding that I have limitations
That I cannot continue being
A wellspring of raw strength
Available to all as needed

My fear is that your life my life
Are I competition with each other now
Clamoring for the resource of my energy
Which is being worn down systematically
By other people’s failure neglect and apathy
Leaving me a heap on the sidelines
Watching helplessly

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