Poetry can encapsulate feelings and create pictures in few words.
We love poems about burnout - especially when there are before and after versions
This one is a before ( as in before someone tackles their burnout).
Burnout has eaten my life
Destroyed all things with my wife
Created a whole load of strife
Now where did I put that knife
Albeit short - this is quite a worrying poem.
This person may be hinting at self harm - and even in jest this needs to be taken seriously.
Not all burnout poems are quite this dark but severe burnout can certainly take people to a very hopeless place.
If you would like to share a poem with us about your current burnout please use the contact form
It can be cathartic to do so as well as a beginning to facing up to it and moving out of denial.