:veiled: series / number four / anxiety
Anxiety wasn’t something you discussed
with anyone. You kept it secured, locked
away from public admiration.
Only you knew how you felt.
Perhaps others were aware,
or understood, but conversations
were rarely had.
The perception of being weak was
something nobody desired.
Fortunately we’ve progressed.
Anxiety is more commonly discussed now,
partly attributed to the age of the
internet where you could hide behind
a screen but divulge all your secrets
without disconcerting eyes on you.
I’m thankful for that,
regardless of how it came to be.
I can now say i have some form of anxiety
without, well, feeling anxious.
Removing the stigma, the veil, of weakness
is never a counterproductive idea.
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