Tag Archives: #anxiety

Studies Show Beauty Show

“Studies show attractive people

Are more beautiful than people

(Who think of themselves)

(As unattractive))


“Using a scale of appreciation

(Controlling for this and that)

Confirms what we have always



“Beautiful people are (in fact)


(Whenever (and only when)

They (are) attract(ive))


“focus on your breathing for a second”

wound up
in the present
tense – following my air –
with all this awareness my brain
can watch
my breath
my molecules – all mine – until
a fresh, wet present tense
murders the last
then dies
the fresh, wet grasp
of a new present tense –
when i try to control my breath
i tense
my brain
wound up as if i were a watch
then, without awareness,
my body breathes
for me


stretch taut across
the walkways and sidewalks –
ready to be tripped across, to
and cause
each thought to branch into seven:
two of these thoughts collide,
four thoughts divide,
one dies

four dreams
each dividing
till positive feedback –
can an infinite container
of infinitely growing size?
the tetragrammaton
is called panic


Panic Attack

the fear 

is a clear aether:

cloying, clinging 

like trapped vapor pressing

on my heart with twelve oceans

thoughts: blocks

then grains of peppery static

then stardust: fuzzy logic

my words blur and buzz

like a numb arm on a neon light

sweat evaporates

from me like a desert mirage –

my brain a red anthill,

my mouth breathing instead of my lungs

“my apologies, i just need one

chronic minute, one brief lifetime

for this to pass over”