TODAY I WOKE UP FEELING KIND OF BUMMED OUT

  1. But it's not a case of the blues,
  2. Or an infection of the sads.
  3. It's not even a slight sniffle of the mean reds.
    (Mean reds: feeling scared or nervous, but not knowing why.)
  4. It's just like...
  5. ......................
  6. ...I don't know.
  7. I don't know how best to describe it.
  8. But I guess it's along the lines of the feeling I get when a highly anticipated book or movie doesn't live up to its expectations, or when I have a severe craving for something only to walk into the kitchen to find I have none.
  9. Except unlike those feelings, which usually pass within an hour or two, this one seems to be lingering; casting a shadow on an otherwise sunny day.
  10. Hm.
  11. Am I disappointed about something that hasn't lived up to expectations?
  12. Am I craving something out of reach?
  13. Who knows.
  14. What I do know, though, is that this bummed out feeling has been inside of me since I opened my eyes this morning and I'm beginning to feel like it plans to stay the entire day. Which is a...
  15. ...well, bummer.