Anxiety. It’s not lesser than or greater than other mental health experiences. It’s amorphous. And that’s what can make it so torturous. It’s the feeling of something that’s not quite right but not having the words to describe it. Poetry, by its very nature, can get us closer to describing that imperfect feeling.
These are our featured poems about anxiety. For the rest of our mental poetry, head over to the Nerve 10 Mental Health Poetry Blog.
I’ve worn the mask.
Have you worn the mask?
We’ve all worn the mask.
Let’s take it from the top
Silence, its walls
Musings about living in the dreamland inside my head
You don’t see the struggle behind these walls