Breathe

Heart pounds.

Breath catches.

Thoughts run

oneafteranotheratafrenziedpaceandIcan’tkeepup

Stop.

Just breathe.

Deep breath in,

Hold.

Deep breath out.

S    L    O    W        D    O    W    N

Just breathe.


I have been doing some clearing out the past few days, and I found this poem I wrote back in April. I must have been feeling anxious/panicky at the time. It seems quite apropos as I consider how all of my year 11 students must be feeling tonight on the eve of their GCSE results. Sometimes, I just have to remember to breathe.