Anaesthetised by Jacqueline Nash

The SoundCloud  and written versions of the poem Anaesthetised.



I used to feel.

It began so surreptitiously;
the numbness.

It began to creep all over me,
slowly spreading,
finding it’s way beneath my skin.

Imposing emotional paralysis,
desensitising my every crevice,
disabling emotions beneath the surface
and filling me with a kind of emptiness,
a vacuum devoid of essence.

Now it protects me,
the numbness cradles my body
safeguarding my sensitivity,
protecting my vulnerability,
helps me to live
in my alternative reality,
my world of nothingness,
pain free.

I no longer feel.

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6 Responses to Anaesthetised by Jacqueline Nash

  1. noblethemes says:

    Oh-so very good and very well read! All the best to you w/blessings! 🙂


  2. jcnashpoems says:

    Thanking you kindly Jonathan xx


  3. It’s so wonderful to hear a poet read their work. Beautifully done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. May says:

    I love your description of this numbness❤️❤️ … This numbness, It has some benefits but I find I miss the clashing feelings that fuel a deeper inspiration for me

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you for commenting. Yes, the benefits would be that the person suffering the numbness no longer has to feel any more pain, basically, they switch off to protect themselves, they probably wouldn’t be able to function either. Not a good place to be. xx


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