Teeth

May 4, 2017
By CountingtheYears SILVER, Clarks Green, Pennsylvania
CountingtheYears SILVER, Clarks Green, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
If you want something you've never had, you have to be willing to do something you've never done.


I cannot open my mouth
My teeth are stuck with super glue,
Yet I bite down with fear they might open

They ache, my jaw muscles squeezing a dull flare
The fear pokes and stabs at my stomach
My lips quiver, I want to cry
But if I open my mouth I might die

My hands are cold, coiled into fists
My fingernails scrape holes into my palm
They shake at the force that I’m squeezing

I can’t move my head
They’ll see me
I don’t know who they are,
But I’ve known them my entire life
They’ll kill me


The author's comments:

this piece is specifically about the severe social anxiety i felt in my old school (before i moved) for the first nearly 15 years of my life. although i've found immense support from my new environment, i still struggle with anxiety today 


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