Grip my heart

Seize my mind

Everything slows but time

Beacon that Fear is, shines

Solace, I’ve left behind.

Panic seizes my heart.

Can’t breathe,

My breath’s too short

All that I want is to


Scream. Scream.

Rabbit hole, down I go

Mind pleads,

No, no, no, no, no, no.

Breathe. Breathe.

World spins to fast, I know.

All that I want is to


Think. Think.

Too fast, too deep, too slow.

Forget everything that I know

Pause. Pause.

Catch my breath.

Wait, don’t go.

All that I want is to



(This is not a volta as the prompt sets out. Just a free form poem that came to me this morning )

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