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Flee: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 39

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Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday!

Life is slowly getting back into routine over here, and I finally had some time to sit and contemplate on Brenda's prompts. I've stockpiled more than a handful, quite the workout for my creative mind.

The following is my response to week 39, anxiety. I hope you enjoy reading it.



The slap of my feet

hitting concrete

in time with

the pounding in my head,

a familiar, almost calming music

in, out

breath and heart



no thought

except: run

run away

away from everything


and I don't know why

and I don't know where

I wish I could make it stop

but I don't know how


keep running.


© 2022 Alyssa

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