Tuesday Poetry: Breathe

Breathe – just breathe – 
The panic will pass
The thoughts will pass
Everything will be okay
If you just take a breath
And think of your happiest memory
Or even a fantasy – 
Just breathe – 
Move around
Distract yourself
Stay busy
And stop the darkness
From consuming you – 
Inhale – exhale – 
The darkness never lasts forever

From the poetry collection Cats, Coffee, Catharsis.