anxiety: an unloaded gun

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a poem written in 10 minutes about my anxiety lol idk

anxiety: an unloaded gun

by virgo

an unloaded gun presses upon my back,

i know it is unloaded, i checked twice,

but what if it is not?

what if at the clench of the trigger

a bullet arises from the muzzle and pierces my skin?

my mind puts itself under a siege,

the harmful thoughts enter, and the good turned away.

my anxiety is bigger than me.

it is amazing how something grown out of me could encompass my entire being.

grown from my thoughts, it became my world

i became a dot on a piece of paper.

my anxiety does not bring butterflies to my stomach,

it brings a constant sense of hunger,

a hollowness.

anxiety does not fill me up.

it drains me,

empties me.

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a year ago
to be alive
just alive n tired tbh

7 months ago
just feelin really ... uninspired and unmotivated

nyimaYoung writer filled with anxious words
a year ago
This makes, A Dozen and One
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sunlatte16 and tired
4 months agoReply
this really resonated with me, wow. great job!

ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
a year agoReply
This was truly amazing! I love it! And you did it in 10 minutes...just wow! Great job!

a year agoReply
@makerofpots thank you! :)

makerofpotsWriter of words, maker of pots.
a year agoReply
I like "my anxiety is bigger than me" and "my anxiety does not fill me up" <3

a year agoReply
I wish the same could be said for me it fills me to a point of implosion nice of you to share your thoughts

a year agoReply
@reasonsofbeing @erofaer thank you both so much :)

ReasonsofbeingBronze CommaTo know me, read me (;
a year agoReply
Never have truer words been spoken. This is heartbreakingly descriptive....paraphrasing, but "Anxiety does not fill me, it empties me." Yes. Yes. Just yes.

erofaerSilver CommaHow can I be impressive in one sentence?
a year agoReply
This comparison is so real.

a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil @adelinefecker thank you!! :)

adelinefeckerBronze CommaDeep thoughts over coffee...
a year agoReply
I love this