I need a reset button.
I need a reset button for those nights when I get inexplicably angry at the clock for ticking too loud, or the time for passing too slow or too fast, or at my boyfriend for sitting too close to me when he has every right to do so.
I need a reset button for those times when I feel so wound up from comments that people have made that I want to punch something really hard.
I need a reset button for those times when I feel like listening to any sad, slow love song can turn me into a weeping baby as soon as it comes on.
I need a reset button for the times that I get so tired that all I want to do is sleep, but can't because that's too exhausting.
I need a reset button for the times that I drink too much because of something that happened earlier that day or because of my lack of control.
I need a reset button on the friendships that I've lost, papers that I've misplaced, feelings that I've hidden away.
I need a reset button on my sleeping schedule.
I need a reset button for those times when I became so blindingly mad at my parents or my brothers just for saying something that I didn't quite agree with, or not picking up on what I meant quickly enough.
I need a reset button for my emotions.
Wouldn't life be easier if you had a reset button?
(originally posted here on 1/24/10)