I am drowning inside my own mind
Hands shaking, teeth chattering 
Heart racing inside of my chest 
It’s hard to breathe, hard to think 

This is my constant reality 
Life with the wires crossed and
No idea how to uncross them 
Medication and patience; talking
To strangers about why, why, why

Some days are better -easier-
Some are an uphill battle
This is life with the beast 
Always fighting it; nobody wins