Anxieties

Anxieties

Donna Masini is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. Masini’s poems reflect her perspective about the city, the sexual, the working class, among others. In her poem Anxieties, she achieves to describe how feelings of anxiety impacts our body and mind. 

”It’s like ants
and more ants.
West, east
their little axes
hack and tease.
Your sins. Your back taxes.
This is your Etna,
your senate
of dread, at the axis
of reason, your taxi
to hell. You see
your past tense—
and next? A nest
of jittery ties.
You’re ill at ease,
at sea,
almost in-
sane.  You’ve eaten
your saints.
You pray to your sins.
Even sex
is no exit.
Ah, you exist.”

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