Found poetry for April 10, 2022 National Poetry Month Poetry Challenge
From the transcript of the Hidden Brain podcast comes this introduction to the Psychology of Self Doubt: “We all have times when we feel like a fraud. Psychologist Kevin Cokley studies the corrosive effects of self-doubt, and how we can turn that negative voice in our heads into an ally.”
The following are poems ripped from the podcast and assembled into a haiku found poem. In found poetry the art is in choosing which words to keep and which to leave behind. Here is what I have chosen.
Doubt Unequal to the Task
world stunned powers
struggling champion toppled
by emotion what
does it mean the rest
voice inside amazing fraud
see ourselves clearly
―Found poems / blackout poetry / erasure haikus by Kimberly Burnham from Hidden Brain podcast https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/the-psychology-of-self-doubt/ from an interview between Shankar Vedantam and Kevin Cokley, featuring Simone Biles.