Caught on the Playground

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.
Caught on the Playground

On the monkey bars
swinging wildly from 
insecurity to irrationality to 
insecurity to irrationality;
On  the merry-go-round 
whipping ‘round and ‘round,
Now what? Now what? Now what?
Climbing the tall ladder of angst to
ride the slide into deep despair;
Hopscotching over happiness;
Then, tagged by the bully,
I’m frozen with fear.