Panic

Squeezing

Twisting

Restricting

Constricting

 

Can’t move

Can’t breathe

Can’t run

Can’t scream

 

Stomach clenching

Heart pounding

Hands perspiring

Eyes tearing

 

Relax

Breathe

It’ll be fine

You’ll see

 

Okay

You’ve got this

Deep breaths

Just rest

 

Muscles soften

Air released

All is well

Rinse, repeat

Copyright © Larisa McBean

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