Anxiety’s Hold

Even the greatest moments, calmest actions, most peaceful energy, would be unable to tear it off once it sticks
it winds you up for everything and causes one to just pace instead
Eyes get dizzy from observation of another’s and can assimilate the same hold
Tension continues to escalate and bottling it up only makes the explosion imminent
No one likes it
Some look to escape through things that actually increase it
An insanity I’ve dealt with and still resisting
Depravity of vice while the resuscitation of life simultaneously reacts from one thought and act of will
It’s hell to deal with
I think the void between two lives would be more difficult than this
At least then you could be fascinated by the new journey
Than to continue the same and battle the duality of choosing a side
Or dealing with human ordeals such as quitting smoking or relationships
Decisions can create a hold on you, but when it’s out of nowhere….
The confusion continues the hold

– Shane Engisch

Shane Engisch was born and raised in Michigan. After High school in a small country town she went to college in a city near Detroit. All of her life she has aspired to be many things involving with the arts: Actor, musician, entertainer, martial artist, singer, dancer, but her best and foremost skill (according to her) is writing.






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    Physical boundaries pertain to privacy and personal space. What’s the acceptable distance between you and another person? Are you comfortable with affection, or are you more reserved? Do you shake hands upon meeting someone? What does your home decor reveal? Are you organized or prone to clutter?
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    I strongly suggest that you read the article whether anxiety is a part of your life personally, of someone you know or of someone you may know in the future.  She has done an amazing job, in my opinion, of creating a window into a life with anxiety.

    Anxiety hurts. It’s the precise inverse of joy and blots out pleasure at its whim, leaving a dull, faded outline of the happiness that was supposed to happen. It’s also as sneaky as hell.”  Kit Kinsman

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