Mental Health Mat Wrestling

Here’s why some days are harder than others

Man’s face is half covered by a wooden mask
Photo by Iulia Mihailov on Unsplash

Sometimes I wake up a different person than the day before.

I might have gone to bed with swagger, confident in myself, happy that the world lines up with what it’s supposed to be.

In the morning I am unsure. I swing my legs over the bed and the cat joins me to say good morning, and I am…



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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers