How to Brew Anxiety – My Weekly Poem 8/16/2021

I set my expectations
from outside myself,
then assign them tiny voices
that keep speaking for my health.

They can produce a future
entirely in my head.
One that may not happen,
but its happening I will dread.

These voices of expectation
and the futures they prescribe,
are the brew of my anxiety
that I still choose to imbibe.

But a soothing cup of silence,
a deep breath of here and now,
can quiet expectations
and smooth my wrinkled brow.

Photo by cottonbro on

This poem was posted for the previous week’s poetry prompt, Anxiety

Published by Vos - Poetry and Prose

IT Professional by day – Creative Muse by night

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