July 31, 2020

Are you having a panic attack?

Claire Doogan

The Accompaniment, 2018

Written 2 years ago, this is my first poem; it is about the two words that started happening to me 6 years ago, and that got too attached for too long. Panic attacks. Here, I share with you the engagement that I often have with the personification of my anxiety. This has allowed me to score Her and Her tiring performance. Panic attacks are not melodramatic. You and I are not melodramatic.