Poetry On Odyssey: Anxiety

Shaking, breathing, looking around

at all of the students

at the families

at my friends.

Take a deep breath.

In out, in out, in out.

Do they know?

The things going on inside my head.

The blurred thoughts.

The fast thoughts.

The bad thoughts.

The provoking thoughts.

Take a deep breath.

Just keep going.

No need for another breakdown today.

Today is meant for studying.

Today is meant for learning.

Today is meant for loving the day.

My brain: Today is meant

for rapid thoughts

shifty eyes

zoning out

And thinking that everyone hates you.

Today is not going to be the good day I hoped for.

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