When you have a panic attack
they say to try a grounding technique
Name 5 things you can see
Name 4 things you can touch
Name 3 things you can hear
Name 2 things you can smell
Name 1 thing you can taste
Let it out
Let me smash this bottle against a wall
the wall you pushed me into the night you tore off my underwear
as if you were running from the cops
I can’t believe I got into a fight with her about you
When I invited you in
I wasn’t inviting you in.
Listen to music,
drink a beer,
lose to me in pong…
This night was supposed to be like every other night.
Was it my boxer briefs?
My boy jeans hanging off my spiky hips?
The ants won’t leave because they crave sugar.
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