Sometimes I need to shutdown.
I just stop functioning.
Even if I want to speak, the words won’t come.
Not even yes or no.
I am aware of you talking but I can’t answer.
Like a form of paralysis
I have no words to reassure you.
A storm is raging within me
My inner fight.
I’ll get through it.
As all storms pass
There may have been a trigger
A memory, thought or word.
Stuff builds up.
Things you’d never imagine would matter.
Trivial to you.
Astronomic to me.
Leave me to unravel my thoughts and I’ll come back
But for now I have to withdraw.
Like a computer that’s frozen
I need to shut down and restart.
I can’t process these thoughts..
They whirl inside my head.
Big fuck off mountains out of molehills.
Thoughts you wouldn’t want..
So when I leave without explanation, let me go.
In order for my mind to unravel itself.
I’m not doing it to hurt you.
Nor am I being intentionally rude.
It’s just that it’s necessary.
My brain is wired differently..
Incompatible with this world.
Too much information
So I’m asking you to understand as best you can..
The reason why this happens
That it’s not you.