Companion by Aayushi Gupta

Anxiety and me,
we dance spinning
in huge ballrooms
forgetting everything around us.
You and me,
are in a tight embrace
too tight to let go
too much to even breathe.
You study me,
flipping my thoughts
like the pages of a book
you’ve read too many times.
Looking too deep in me,
unraveling all the layers
all the inhibitions
to see what you’ve made me.

You’ve held my gaze,
for too long now
trapping my soul
in your power.
You’ve held me,
your arms around my waist
for such a long time that I don’t even know
where my body ends and where yours begin.

There’s a fear inside me,
caught me in its trap
I may lash out or protest
but I’m just too weak.
So I just back track,
right into your arms
of darkness
and falseness.

We’re both entwined,
combined together
leaving my old self behind
making a new existence for myself with you.
My hands,
clasped firmly in yours
trying to shoo you away
but you’re too stubborn.

Anxiety and me,
you’ve taken my life
not mine anymore
but soaked in sadness.
It’s lost in madness,
trying to undo all these years
but still the people around me don’t see
the anxiety in me.

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Aayushi Gupta

Aayushi Gupta is a shy soul from India, who bleeds all of her sorrows on the pages of her diary, sitting in the corner somewhere. She’s a bibliophile and has been creating various tales for more than four years now. She enjoys chill sessions with friends and family, and singing her heart out.

She’s currently working on her Masters in English Literature, and is just trying to get through life one ice-cream tub at a time.

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