Panic Attack

I went a little off track

Hope it’s nothing more

Than a just minor setback

Don’t want to have to backtrack

Track back

Back along the beaten track

Uncovering the old cracks

Filling up my backpack

With the stack of weights that

I thought I’d left behind

Don’t make me go back

Back where my world was black

No light

No life

Just a never-ending heart attack

Don’t let me turn back

Hold me

Promise me

This is just a minor setback

And that I’m still on track


Just keep me on the right track


Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: track

On Saturday evening I suffered my worst ever anxiety attack. This poem, hopefully, captures the panic and frantic thinking that comes with such mental onslaughts.


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