Panic To Peace

My anxiety hits.
My heart races.
My breathing is rapid.
The room is too small.
Everyone is staring.
I feel like I’m in a dim tunnel,
Then suddenly you are there,
Next to me to calm me.
You grasp my hand in yours,
I feel your strength.
You tell me to breathe,
“In and out,
In and out.”
You sit with me,
Speak calmly to me,
Understand me.
Your hand still wrapped around mine
You softly give me a squeeze
And whisper, “I love you.”
I can finally breathe easy.
My heart is calmer.
I have survived with help from you.
You make me complete.
You bring me peace.