My mind is twisted into deep, dark passageways. I’m lost; I don’t know my way back

My mind is twisted into deep, dark passageways. I’m lost; I don’t know my way back. My heart races with a certain type of thrill, but it isn’t the good kind. It’s the kind that makes you rethink every little choice, every movement, it makes you think that everyone is watching you, and judging you. If I’m being honest, it’s weighing on me, only 13 and I wish the world would slow down, maybe for even a second. I need to catch my breath, but I don’t know how. I just want a single second where everyone is just quiet, the world is quiet, where my mind isn’t clouded, and my heart isn’t racing. Just a moment, please.

Anonymous