Emotional Tidal Wave

Emotional Tidal Wave


Sometimes my feelings overwhelm me

And occasionally spill out of my mouth

I try to claw them back into my skull, ribcage and guts

Before any permanent damage is done


I fear that they may eventually burst forth

Like an emotional tidal wave

Gushing out everything and anything I feel

Without the ‘benefit’ of my usual over-thinking or

Cancelling, abridging, expurgating

Rewriting self-critical, malice aforethought


And it will engulf you –

This tempest of feelings

And I will find myself shouting

Until I am totally drained and spent –


I love you.


© Kate McClelland 2016

Picture by Pixabay



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