This is a poem based on an article discussing the challenge of confronting self-doubt when working from home.

“are you somebody?
remind me once again, i can’t seem to recall”
well, my friend, let me tell you all

i am alive once more
a sunken ship re-birthed
you are talking to a man who’s got even with life
oh, the power i have found in the dirt

‘though i still wander the desert at times
i always revert to myself, no painted illusion
the brushes are left to soak in the sink
i have found life too good to suppress, far too rich for confusion

so look, here’s your advice
from the one you might think is nobody, not even my own
remember that you are you, and only you
alone.

Research assistant at Queen's University Belfast

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