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New Poets Wednesday: Danielle Keen

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Danielle Keen is an 18-year-old college sophomore attending Post University. She loves making all types of art, and is also interested in eastern philosophy, spirituality, and metaphysical healing. She went to college for a BFA in musical theater, but now is going for a degree in psychology.

Let Anxiety Be Your Friend

by Danielle Keen

A heavy feeling in your chest. You usually breathe without thinking about it, just like your heart beats without you telling it to “beat, beat, beat.” You’re catatonic.

Don’t push it away. It’s here to be your friend. Open your arms to the suffering, give it a hug.

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