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Don’t Cry In Your Cubicle

don't cry in your cubicleWell it happened, finally. The denial of my loved ones death came to a screeching halt, and of course it has to happen at work.  I was not prepared for it.

That morning I woke up from a nightmare. I thought I was hanging out with my loved one then all of a sudden they disappeared, and I realized they were gone. When I woke up I was like ok that was weird. I felt a little sick but thought that it’s ok, just continue on with your routine. So I did. I got dressed, made my bed, said goodbye to my cat, and was off.

Then two hours into work I was sitting at my desk and burst into tears. The tears were so hard and uncontrollable I was freaked out about how I was going to get the hell out of the office without everyone knowing, but, my breakdown was so bad I couldn’t move. I was shaking and struggling for air.

One of my co-workers showed up and tried to console me. I wasn’t even embarrassed by my hysteria cause I couldn’t even think straight. I tried to call my therapist to make an emergency appointment but my fingers wouldn’t work so my co-worker called for me. I was able to make the appointment and sneak out the door before anyone else saw my attack.

I knew this day would come and kinda thankful the denial stage is finally over, but, now I have to face a new stage in life. Reality.  And reality is fresh and new and everywhere.


Don’t Cry In Your Cubicle

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.

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Loberg, E. (2016). Don’t Cry In Your Cubicle. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 29, 2020, from


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