From the stress stories that I have collected, I pulled out phrases that resonated strongly and seemed to highlight the essence of the narrative, so to speak. I wrote these phrases randomly in two columns, and to my delight, I ended up with two cohesive and powerful poems. Each phrase is subjective in nature and may have been slightly altered to increase the ambiguity of its subject, this has been done to maintain anonymity of the source and to allow for a myriad of interpretations.
I hope you enjoy these poems. I find that they express a lot of internal strife and rase questions of identity and autonomy.