Poem about social anxiety


I look out the window

to watch rain slowly fall

I can’t stay inside

I’m tired of staring at the wall


So I look through my closet

for something to wear

I need something to hide in

som people won’t stare


I put on my invisible hat

throw on my invisible jacket

Slip on my invisible shoes

you can’t see me

but I can see you


I always try to hide my face

No one to invade my space

Some say I’m lonely

I say I’m safe.


Naomi Pahl, 2004

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