A Poem by Bijal Shah

Sky-limited highs.

Dark, plunging lows.

How do I marry the two?

Joy, exhaustion, boredom.

I am left with bitter-sweet.

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Their smiles, their soft coos.

Let out whiffs of heaven scent.

Never — ending days filled

With groundhog precision

I desperately breathe to blend hell.

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A test for even the most patient person.

How did previous generations do it?

Both exist in union.

My heaven and my hell.

Without them, my world wouldn’t be.

A big hello and thank you for reading! Passionate about literature, psychology, and life I launched Book Therapy as an alternative form of therapy using the power of literature. I create reading lists/personalised book prescriptions based on your individual needs, this is my signature personalised reading service. You can also check out Book Therapy’s other free reading lists and A- Z of book prescriptions (covering both fiction and non-fiction). These suggest books based on your existing life situation (e.g. anxiety, job change, relationship heartache) as well as interests (e.g memoir, historical fiction, non-fiction, crime etc). There’s also one for children, Children’s A — Z of Book Prescriptions. Feel free to check out the blog for more literary gems. There’s also a post on my personal story of how I entered the world of bibliotherapy and book curation. And if you’d like to connect, email me at bijal@booktherapy.io or www.booktherapy.io.

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