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Anxiety burns inside my body.
The tick-tock sound of the clock keeps me company.
There’s nothing I can do but wait,
Wait for this anxiety to go away.

Will the day turn out ordinary,
Or will it be horrible?
It is such a puzzle I don’t want to crack.
What if it turns out to be bad?

Restless, uneasy, worried, I cannot get it out of my head.
I keep tossing and turning in bed.
Will I be able to sleep?
Will my toes just keep still?

I want everything to be fine.
But who am I to do anything about it?
All I can do is lie down for a while.
And hope that I can keep my eyes shut.

— Petra

Have you ever felt like this?