It's crawling up my back
Ringing in my ears
Lighting my skin ablaze
Running down my arms
Pulling at my hair
Messing with my eyes

It's chewing on my brain
Muffling my words
Lashing out at my emotions
Attacking me with needles
Squeezing on my wrists
Numbing out my legs

It's ruining my abilities
It's always been like this
It's my worst enemy
But avoiding it's a trick
I haven't mastered yet
My fears, my panics, my dreads