anxiety

In Your Head

My breathing is shallow Curtailed by anxious imaginings. All I can see, From where I sit, Are trees and flowers, And I hear birds chirping, Breaking the silence, But not the angst In my clenched fist. Or the trepidation Of… Read More ›

What

Not for me,

Conforming

To the norm,

Or meeting other people’s

Expectations,

Magical Thoughts

When I experience hurt I indulge In magical thinking. Very annoying For others, Unfamiliar with the technicalities Behind my tricks.     He or she May say, That “I” am mistaken in my observations. But with the wave of My… Read More ›

The Dinner

Ode To Social Anxiety   Sitting opposite my wife With my napkin On my lap, I gripped my fork and stabbed the duck, Marinated in weird oriental sauces, so I thought, Served with a smashed potato, As I was crushed… Read More ›

You Can’t Make It Up

I try to think Of happiness, As a concept Encapsulated in its own image. And laughingly believe I’ll be happy, Just by bringing to mind The thought,   That thinking happy thoughts Would then follow Without effort And all would… Read More ›

Rhetorical

I can’t shake off this furious anxiety That thwarts my breathing, to Shallow repetitive beats, Obscuring My capacity For normal thoughts,   And when I wondered why those Intermittent perturbances Should even be? The question Answered itself.     Image… Read More ›