anxiety attack

anxiety is an attack
on your
entire
body

your brain
malfunctions
chest gets tight
gut clenches

you forget
how to
breathe steadily
and begin to hyperventilate

your heart beats
overtime
 a lump grows
in your throat

your eyes begin to blur
hands shake
breathing gets
faster

you are stuck
head spins
chest gets
tighter still

you bow your head
chin to chest
hands on knees
every muscle gets tense

you breathe in deep
but your lungs are far from full
you try again
in. out. repeat.

but it never
truly
goes
away

Raelee Lancaster

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