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Waves of Anxiety

Anxious: My normal A new world, unfree; There were times When I knew How else Living could Be. Not now, I am anxious In the morning And night. Not now, I am constantly not quite Alright. In waves, it attacks … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload

No quiet sound is louder Than the ticking Of a clock The infuriating rhythm Of a quiet Tock-tick-tock. Most people Just ignore it, Drown it out with other sounds But I cannot For me, the tick-tock-ticking Is too loud. Fists … Continue reading

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Busy Mind

Some days the thoughts Are fast And vast; They swirl And whirl And twirl, Unfurl. They make no sense, Yet feel intense, The stress immense, My muscles tense. Filling head And racing heart, Hard to tell The two apart, Aching … Continue reading

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Words Said, Words Heard

The words you say to me Take on a significance Beyond what you intend. For me your words grow, They twist and distort, I make bad out of good, And hate out of love. You say small things, Forgotten almost … Continue reading

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Love and Fear

They did not tell me That with love, comes fear. Fear of harm and loss. Fear of being not quite good enough. As you grew in my womb, I felt only love. Now, I feel love, and fear both. The … Continue reading

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Facing the World

[what it feels like trying to pass as ‘normal’ when managing severe anxiety] The strangest thing About this fight Is how hard ‘Normal’ feels. I put myself Out in the world; My heart pounds, My head reels. The world sees … Continue reading

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Dog Walk

Gloves on, Coat on, Scarf on, Smile on. Dog walk, Heart pounds, Feet pound, Heart slows. Head shouts, Time slows, Dog plays, Fear goes. Get home, Boots off, Happy dog, Happy me. Small goals, Big feats, Fight hard, Can’t cheat.

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