It invades my thoughts,
A creature of terror twisting through my mind.
Leaving seeds of worry and fear to grow like weeds,
Strangling all my happiness, replacing it with doubt.

Am I good enough?
Am I doing enough?
Did I say the right thing?

It never goes away,
Never will.
I constantly worry,
Even when there is nothing to worry about.

My heart races,
my breathing quickens.
I feel like I am suffocating,

Like I have been locked in a cage,
the key thrown away.
Forever lost in my own head.