This poem, inspired by the author's experience with his psychiatry rotation illustrates the palpable symptoms felt by patients suffering with anxiety. The form, pattern, and word choices were purposefully selected to mirror the difficulty and unpredictable nature of the disease.
Middleton, Tiernan C.
"Escaping the Smoke,"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol5/iss2/6