What having anxiety feels like

​You must grow strong

So you may control.

They didn’t mention

My harnesses

Had to be strengthened

By myself

For myself.

How do I tame 

My mind

When the watchman

To my cage

Is bribed?

How do I convince


To breathe

When I plunged

Into the waters myself?

How do I live

When I’m being suffocated

By my own pillow?

It’s tired 

Of absorbing 

Too many tears. 

It hopes

Those tears

Will grow shady plants

But how will they grow?

When my own tears

Are poisonous

For my garden.



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