the language of languid

Alayna Doyal
Jul 9, 2022


Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash

they tell me to slow down and

i speed up in defiance.

the language of languid

is not one i can learn, as

that would require i leave

who i am in favor of lovers

and i don’t do that


i hear that protecting your peace

involves pausing your pace

but i postulate that for

me, such is not

the case.

i cope by continuing and i

carry on, conspicuous in

my efforts to evade the

thoughts that staying

still evokes.



Alayna Doyal

writer | editor | poet | all things personal development ↠