Anxiety is...Anxiety means not eating in front of peopleAnxiety is...6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't put a single morsel or crumb into my mouth, so long as there are other people around me
What if something gets stuck in my teeth?
What if I get something around my lips?
What if I just plain look like an idiot dropping the noodles from my fork each time I try to pick them up, with that annoyingly shaky hand of mine?
Anxiety means sitting at the corner of the class
I can't hear the teacher from here
But it beats being anywhere else
At least here I can wipe my nose if I need to whenever I have a cold, and no one will see me
Anxiety means not going to the mall
What if I see someone I know?
What if my mom embarrasses me with her loud talking?
What if people watch me when I'm picking out clothes and jewelry?
I'd rather stay home, sit in my chair the whole day doing nothing but art and writing fan-fictions
Anxiety means I need to use an inhaler
I can't breathe when I'm nervous
I can't talk, and when I do, I sound like a mess
I can't exhale;