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Panic Attack

A poem about my anxiety disorder, in real time, as I literally wrote myself through a panic attack…

I remember being here in the bathroom crying and crumbling in panic
Photo by Meghan Hessler on Unsplash

i remember being in here
i remember the fear
when such ceased me
i’d freeze
i’d flee here
blank but for tears
please tell me
what steers
when trying to breathe
to placate the panic
but only comes out frantic
collapsing to my knees
here i see
i remember such manic



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Rebecca Ahn

Rebecca Ahn


Writer • Wanderer • Warrior | | Sharing stories that empower others to survive and thrive