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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Emotional · #2210869
Dealing with panic attacks.
In darkness terror comes my way
like razor claws upon my heart.
Another panic episode
that pulls the halves of me apart.

I splash in sweat like flailing swans
the urgent need to remain whole.
How stubborn this anxiety
to grab the reins and take control!

Perhaps I’ll wish upon a star
to quell the feelings of despair,
so I can institute ignore
and pretend terror is not there.

I’d kiss the rays of morning sun
and breathe the air sans any fear.
In thankfulness I would be whole
without the bane of nervous near.

With heartbreak do I let it come
to foil peace within the night.
It is my nighttime enemy,
still I am heading for the light.



20 Lines
Writer’s Cramp
1-21-20

Requirements:
—darkness
—splash
—star
—kiss
—heartbreak
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