Poem “character limit reached”

Abi Hilden, executive editor

on account of my burnout

i’m tired of typing



words together into sentences

nothing really feels like it fits

everything really feels like i quit

there are no more letters left for my words

my character limit has been hit

i’m over it

i’m passively pulling



my own thoughts on the page

i’m actively alliterating



any chance at rest

because it’s past midnight

and letters are leaking out of my right

and left eyes

i’m crying out consonants

vomiting vowels

and putting a period on this poem.

This poem is about the intense burnout I feel as a college student with a ton of stuff going on. As a writer and an English major, I often find myself “running out of words” when I get overwhelmed by the responsibilities life throws at me.