Anxious

There is a stillness

a silence in my mind.

It holds me so tight

I feel at home.

Safe.

Then it constricts

and eases.

Constricts and eases

pulsating

with my heartbeat.

I bang on my chest

hoping for its death.

Thump. Thump. Thump.

Be quiet

give me peace

be kind.

Give me back

my solitude.

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The Couple

     Seated in red chairs 

     They speak in hushed tones

     One holding a pink bear 

     The other holds his words

     A space between them

     Farther than either can reach 

     Yet their legs touch

     As the train journeys 

     The distance traveled

     Is endless