My heart beats fast, the claws of panic dig in,
My breathes come short, as the anxiety sets in.
It’s all I can do, to stop the oncoming storm,
It’s all I can do, just to maintain the norm.
I close my eyes, so I can focus on the dark,
I cover my ears, shut out everyone’s bark.
I take a deep breath, listen to my heart beat,
Let it out so slow, an exacerbating feat.
My focus returns , everything begins to slow,
My life creeps back in, normal beckons to show.
Peace starts to settle, I grab with my might,
I will not let go, holding onto it so tight.
Even though this time, I know is not the last,
I’ll cherish it because, it’ll be gone just too fast.