Millions of Americans struggle with anxiety. It’s an affliction that affects every part of your life and can be difficult to explain to others. Among those living with anxiety is poet Brenna Twohy. To cope with her struggles, Brenna put together this spoken word poem comparing living with anxiety to a real life ghost story. As she puts it, loving someone with anxiety is like trying to love a haunted house.
Brenna’s performance was part of the 2015 National Poetry Slam, an event established by Button Poetry. For more of Brenna’s work, you can visit her blog here.