My heart pounding in my chest,
There’s always something. I can never rest.
I must bring my heart rate down
I put my bare feet on the cold ground
“It’s okay darling. It’s only stress”
I overheat. Sweat pours down my face,
An unrecognisable reflection stares back in disgrace.
I don’t know if this is my scarred little heart,
Or anxiety, or fatigue, I can’t tell them apart.
I need fresh air. Please, give me some space.
I’ve no control of my eyes, they always weep
I’m exhausted. I never get enough sleep.
I wish I could trade my life for just one chronic-free day,
But this is my life. I must live it my way.
“Just remember to Breathe. Go on, Breathe Deep.”