The Age of Worry

You worry about your lifestyle and whether you are matching up.
You worry about upsetting people or whether you are being offensive.
You worry about climate change your carbon footprint.

You worry about your privacy in the internet era.
You worry about securing the approval of others.
You worry about missing out.

You worry about how much you are worrying.
You worry. You worry. You worry.

Henry Bladon is a writer of short fiction and poetry based in Somerset in the UK. He has degrees in psychology and mental health policy and a PhD in literature and creative writing. His work can be seen in Potato Soup Journal, Forth Magazine, Mercurial Stories, Asylum Magazine, Tuck Magazine and Spillwords Press, among other places. Read other articles by Henry.