Anxiety After…

By: Franny Harold

nxiety After Eating Fiber Cereal

She read up on Coronavirus news for the first time in weeks
And somehow,
Convinced herself she has Type 2 Diabetes.

Anxiety After Too Much Sun

She wondered, “Am I tired because I’m sick?”
“Did I forget how to do improv?”

       Anxiety After Meeting My New Therapist

She thought, “Her eyebrows are very kind via Zoom.”
“Would she be friends with me if I wasn’t paying?”

Anxiety After My Period Woke Me Up

She thought, “Hair and life are both fleeting.”
Why not lean into them both a little more?

Anxiety After A Phone Call

She realized calling her grandmother with dementia
Getting a car wash was, then and now, a bad choice


Franny Harold is a 27-year-old woman coping with Generalized Anxiety Disorder during a pandemic and turning to poetry for solace. She’s never written poems before. She is a comedian based in Austin, Texas. She has performed in a handful of live shows and independent films, all of which she holds dear to her heart — even the bad ones.

Categories: Poetry

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