When my inbox is deluged
with a smorgasbord of stuff
when there’s too much to read
action, arrange and consider
engulfed in officialese and jargon
and swamped with bills to pay
interspersed with rubbishy spam
overwhelmed inundated liquidated
besieged is how I am, I’ve had enough
I can’t withstand the pressure
I press delete with abandon
followed at once by repentance
too late I cry it can’t be undone
how on earth do I finish this sentence?
a pseudo sonnet for Octpo day 21 “In honor of my week of feeling overwhelmed, I challenge you to write into your feelings of overwhelm; when you feel it, how you feel it, what happens when you feel it, and what you do about it.”
Also for and Margo Roby’s Tuesday Tryout – she wants us to find unusual words to describe something simple.