“I complain because of the remain
of emptiness of this chapter that caused me so much pain.
I complain also for this not to maintain,
cause every tear I’ve dropped just morphs into rain.
And i am sick to contain
this body from drowning again.
Should I stay forever this lain?
I know this will keep tormenting my brain.
Even though I know it is uncertain
I just don’t want to over-explain.
Therefore i complain.“
A poem I wrote amid the lines of Sara Ahmed’s book Complaint!
I got inspired by the feeling that drove me into situations in which I felt so saturated by a specific experience and I just felt the need to explode and say it outloud but at the same time I didn’t want to be repetitive or simply to be a fuss to anyone in my surrounding.
This also makes me think that I am not the only person that has felt this and maybe it is one of the reasons most people avoid making a complaint or even speak up when they feel uncomfortable with something.