The opposite of numb

16 Nov

Comfort in anxiety.

Fight or flight..

Without it, I have nothing

                   I am nothing.

I crave it like a drug,

Then I wish it were gone.


Fighting physical symptoms.

Letting the panic set in..

Till the blur comes

                 I feel something

Makes me sick like a drug,

Bring it on again..



© 2017 Joseph Emerson



Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Mental Health, poetry


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2 responses to “The opposite of numb

  1. Lesleykluchin

    December 5, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Very real imagery. You bring the reader along with you. I feel your panic. Your ability to write a sensory experience is excellent. I really liked this a lot.

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