By k.a   

drifting through the dark
like noah on his ark
through this drowsy haze
i see the fiery blaze
leading me back to where i began
now i realize i shouldn't have ran
away from my problems
but there i went
away from everything
i began to cling to whatever i could see
without realizing i was slowly losing me
without the light of the fire
surviving in my mind was dire
and now there i stood
too far deep in these woods
to escape from it now
i tried to escape my own fears
tried to fit in with all of my other peers
while in my mind their faces would leer
and oh dear here i go again
losing this battle that i created
i stood fixated
by the riverbank before
and escaping seemed like trying to swim ashore while being caught in a riptide
but oh my did my mind lie
saying i couldn't win
that i’d never get out again
but here i am today
my mind not getting in my way.

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do you remember when you “lost” your mom in the grocery store? well, anxiety is much like that, only you are physically with your family and mentally stuck in a foreign place. this poem was written when i was stuck in the figurative grocery store in my mind.