Courage Poem

Take a deep breath and exhale all that anxiety. I wrote the poem I needed to hear. My anxiety is still high. I’m going to write my way out. I hope this helps someone else dealing with it. Sending you peace and calm.

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Exhale Anxiety

© more by Raquel Franco

Published: April 9, 2021

I send anxiety
a cease and desist letter.
I close her mouth.
Unbind her gnawing disquiet,
slow my train track heart.
I manifest settle,
a steady river in my veins.
I proclaim calm,
a relentless hymn on my tongue.
I end the riot in my chest
and exhale.

ABOUT THE POET:

Raquel Franco is a woman with the intention to connect and share her experiences in order to dare women to be brave, to find confidence and carry it within themselves. Her work has been featured on Thought Catalog, Harness Magazine, and she is the author of the poetry collections This Woman is Still Girl and Keep Me Wild, available on Amazon. She is also featured in the short story and poetry compilation [Dis]Connected Vol. 2. When she is not committed to the pen, she is raising two bambinos, listening to Taylor Swift, and taking photographs.

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