I always feel nauseous
Am I sick? Do I have the stomach flu?
Nope. It’s just me and my anxiety.
I hate throwing up. The thought of it makes me force it back down.
It makes me panic
And feel even more nauseous.
I really try to enjoy my time with others
But these intrusive thoughts
Thinking I said the wrong thing
Makes my stomach churn
Rushing to the bathroom
In the false dread of throwing up,
Choking on my own breath,
And sinking further into my panicked mind.
I don’t want to listen to myself
But I’m stuck with me.