Covid anxiety has me feeling stuck, tied down,
A hot flash brings it on,
Allergy sniffles bring it
Stuck in a mask, afraid to go out…
It has me pinned by the arms. Stilted breathing, muffled voice
But I will summon my nerve and beat it, one day.
I will stare it in the face, lash out like a cornered animal,
Spit in its eye.