Attack of the Panic!

Written by: Marilyn Hernandez

It came at me with stealth
My heart was racing
With gripping strength 
My thoughts were pacing
Color drained from my face

It suffocated me
My head was spinning
Gasping from hyperventilation
With no chance of winning
Against the fight with fear

It left me vulnerable
My tears kept flowing
Dizzy and lightheaded
Left with no way of knowing
How to face the New Year