Read me

Sometimes it’s hard
To even take a deep breath
To feel it expand my lungs,
And release it through my nose
As the anxiety
Wreaks havoc 
Inside of my body,
Telling me lies:
How my heart is weak
And on the verge
Of collapse,
How the pain
In my chest
Is an awaiting death,
How the sleepless nights
Mean more than bad dreams-
And how,
Regardless of how hard you try,
No one will stay.