I enjoy literature, comic books,
And nerdy T.V. shows.
I like to swim, dance, hike, and draw.
My name is Ariel.
She whispers in my ear when
My father says “Get a job.”
Her voice is one I listen to, often.
She trails soft fingers down my spine when
I step outside my bedroom door.
Her hands are those I feel, often.
The first date went well!
Her presence made me nervous
And I spilled my drink,
But I think she liked me.
She pinches at my stomach when
A friend invites me to the mall
Her abuse is one that I'm victim of, often.
She shouts into my ears when
I think of any future
Her clingy hold is one I try to shake, often.
I think things are getting pretty serious!
She's started managing my friends
And sending darting eyes to strangers.
She's pretty possessive.
She slaps a red rash into my skin when
I stand in front of you to speak.
Her burning passion is on I cry about, often.
She digs her nails into my palms when
I smile at the boy in my history class.
Her jealousy is one that leaves marks, often.
I enjoy darkness, blankets, baggy clothes,
And quiet voices.
I like to cry, sulk, worry, and sleep.
My name is Anxiety.