The Thieves Of Joy

A poem

Megan Minutillo
1 min readApr 14, 2023

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Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash

Comparison. Perfection. Not appreciating what is right in front of you. The kind of anxiety that sits in your bones like marrow. Imposter syndrome. Doom scrolling. Waiting for the other shoe to drop when you already have two shoes on your feet. Depression. Exhaustion. Overextending yourself to the point where you forget you’re a human, not a machine. Staying up late when you really want to go to bed. Going out for the…

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.