You're Standing in Front of an Audience

You're standing in front of an audience 

and you lose it 

you forget why you're standing there

what you were going to say 

you forget how to breathe 

the fear catches in your throat

you forget yourself 

you lose all words and all thoughts

you're alone and surrounded

the walls closing in 

your fear traps you inside

and you can't hear anything

Your queue to speak has passed.




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