The tightness in your stomach
The tension in your neck
The heat that flares up through your lungs and out your nose
The flutter in your chest

You’re not alone.

The people who live in the house down the street
And the people they call mom and dad
The people who have shared your bed
And the people who made you never want to leave it
The people who have stolen things they shouldn’t
And the people who put them away
The people who love the world so deeply that they dedicate their lives to others
And the people who rather watch it all burn

Have all felt it too