Dear Anxiety

Poetry

I can feel you

In the hunch of my shoulders,

In the grit of my teeth

 

I can hear you

In the voices of others

Telling me what I can’t do

And what I should

And must.

 

I wake up and know you have been stalking me in the night

Telling me I am not the same

As everyone else

That no one does what I do

 

Everyone is watching you

 

You have to do it right

But you always do it wrong

 

Telling me to slice up the day

And count the crystallised seconds

And know that they are wasted

 

They tell me that you are not something to fight

But to be accepted

A part of me.

 

But how are you supposed to defeat yourself?

(Featured image from Pixabay)


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