Stories tagged “ANXIETY”

  • stress and soreness

    I'll get to the point yea, right away

    I'm having trouble handling my life today

    I've been ridiculed, mocked, and I've been clocked

    And I have no defense, my senses locked

    I've been disrespected, my pride is all infected

    The world in online life reflected

    Posted 5 years ago
  • What Missing Feels Like

    I don't think you understand what it feels like to miss someone the way I miss you.

    When I want to call, or text, or communicate, I am struck mute. Words fail me as my heart aches, knowing that you are so near and yet so far. I could send a simple smiley…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Monday Morning Part 2

    7:55 AM

    Students are breakfasted, bell rings, they begin their morning routines. Chat with them about their weekend, listen and offer advice.


    Coworker Stress arrives, early, as usual, going on about something they wish they could change.



    Posted 6 years ago
  • Second Phone Call

    Ring "Hello."

    "Hey, what's up?"

    "Glad you called. sigh Nothing much."

    "You sound like something is up."


    "I wanna say I'm sorry if I was too overbearing."


    "If anything I texted or emailed left room for misinterpretation. S…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • unravel me

    unravel me without delay

    with batting thread and macrame

    my mental health's unmade today

    and rapidly I start to fray


    the stomach acids eat at me

    my eyes lose focus and can’t see

    my skin is sloughing off so free

    cascades of wellness one two three



    Posted 6 years ago
  • Mind Purge 3

    But I've no strength, no courage! If I must

    Continue living, tread the steeper way,

    Climb crises--impulse might o'erride dread; just

    An instant could decide things either way.


    Posted 6 years ago
  • And This Is Life

    I have suffered brutal betrayals these past months, betrayals no one should have to endure. I have wept and bled and fought and clung to life by any excuse I have been able to find.

    I have endured betrayals of the mind and body. Depression. Anxiety. Para…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Nightmarish Anxiety

    I'm heading on a trip soon. I'm trying to be excited about it. I've got Pinterest boards, my suitcase is open and slowly being filled, plane ticket is paid for, nice people waiting for me when I get there... Honestly I should be thrilled!!

    But then I get…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Death, Cheated (2)

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Rapture and Fatigue--Director's Cut

    My heart has just burst

    With a pain most exquisite-

    Jumping on blisters


    O I am weary!

    My thoughts are eroding fast

    Let them sluice away,


    For they've disguised me.

    Please wash away, scales from eyes,

    And show me myself


    How I've missed the truth

    I sca…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Eleanor's Dare

    It's one of those mornings--an anything-is-better-than-pretending-to-sleep-while-I-actually-just-worry sort of morning.

    It's the third morning of its kind this week. I'll be into work two hours early. Again.

    I've flipped through the radio stations, a…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Interim

    The disaster happened. What I feared the most, really occurred. I lost it all, all I wanted to keep, and all the things that scared me the most were right with me to rip me asunder.

    And they left me for dead. No, not for dead, but for finished. Nearly r…

    Posted 7 years ago