cheek-gnawing, knuckle cracking, fear inducing fear. school, work, life, death; don't sit too long, you'll start thinking. work, always work, work until you can't work anymore. work until the fingers can't feel and your thoughts quiet down. always keep busy keep tapping your foot, bouncing your leg; twist the ring once more. nail marks in your palm, heartbeat in your ears. don't look them in the eyes.
the moment when your mood isn't just one feeling, but every single emotion flowing through your veins at once.
the moment when you wonder if the world around you can hear your rapid pulse or smell your insecurity. like a wolf stalking its prey, waiting to use its words, its fangs tearing into your skin, your disastrous mind.
the moment when you forget how to breathe when breathing is what you need to do most.
Rough draft. Not finished I don't think. Meant to be spoken-word.