A sudden switch
From relative calm to the high breath, frenetic energy of being frozen inside yourself –
Swooping in, uninvited and unwanted,
Attempting to rob me of my peace,
A predatory bird, who
having spotted its prey,
Is determined to feast.
Sometimes I win.
Sometimes I can fend it off, but never without a few wounds from frantic pecking.
A bath, a lie down, a walk,
the option to drop everything for a short while and go.
I never lose forever.
Sometimes I just have to let things go –
nothing is too important to demand I don’t put a foot on the brake –
for a while.
It will pass.
And thankfully I am not alone.
You are here,
And I am grateful.