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Panic

Breathe in and out


The shaking will soon stop


Breathe in and out


Everything around you seems to be falling away,


But trust me that you are still here


Breathe in and out


The thumping of your heart is not a heart attack,

That cold feeling is not proof that you are dead,

But proof that you are living.


Breathe in and out


Though it may feel like someone is strangling you,

Closing off all air from reaching your body,

Each slow exhale is another worry leaving your mind.

Each breath is proof that you are living, that you are you, you are here.

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