Trapped

Like swimming in a pool of honey This Anxiety does slow me All around me sweet and happy things occur But I feel trapped and sluggish Like a feeling of nothing stuck in my chest It cloys in my mouth and makes my throat somber To combat this inner, I pump from the outer Songs from… Continue reading Trapped

Peanut Butter and Jelly

I finally made a PB&J in the ECV dining hall! Up to this point, a sign reading: “When getting peanut butter, PLEASE spread on a plate rather than on bread. Thank you” had been a powerful and anxiety inducing deterrent. I was worried I would forget and the peanut butter applier would contact bread and… Continue reading Peanut Butter and Jelly

Seating monologue

Maybe the first mistake was going to lunch at 12:30 – right after my first class let out – when the dining hall is always crowded at any university or college on planet earth. A crowding which normally forces me to shuffle around with food in hand, self-consciously aware that I look friendless to all those… Continue reading Seating monologue