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Nervous Nelly

Her shattered nerves
often went into
a frenzy,
sending signals
straight into her veins.
A carrier of anxiety,
it was always with her;
in the sting of her
flushed cheeks,
you could see the burden
forming in her eyes.
You see, her fragile state wasn’t
merely a character flaw
caught by her disposition, it was
in her nature, it was simply—
who she was.

©️ Heather Lynn Matthews