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Breathe

I don’t notice until I start to hyperventilate

Not until the room spins and it’s too late

 

Breathe…

Breathe…

Slower!

 

Why can’t I breathe more slowly? What the fuck is wrong with me, what the fuck is wrong with me, what the fuck is wrong with me?

 

Breathe…

Breathe slower

Ok that’s fine

Wait, spoke too soon

here I am

Hyperventilating again

 

I need more air

I need to breathe

I can’t breathe

 

I can’t see because there are too many tears

Wipe them away

Why aren’t they going away??

 

Breathe…

Breathe…

You can do this

You can do this

No you can’t you piece of shit

Yes you can

Just breathe

Slower

 

Stand up

Wash your face

Drink water

Leave the bathroom

 

You’re fine

Tell them you’re fine

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About The Author

Gaby is an aspiring Journalist from Miami, Florida. Find her on Instagram: @niceonegab

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