KidSpirit

Counting

Fear and AnxietyPoetry

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Over and over and over and over.
Constantly counting,
Never staying still.
What would you do if this were you?
Let me tell you.
You push it to the back of your mind.
You try not to think about it.
But you always start counting again.
You write them down.
Anything to get the numbers out.
You fill one page.
Two.
Three.
It’s not enough.
You do things in 3’s and 10’s.
But never in 4’s or 7’s.
You constantly worry.
You think you’re going crazy.
Just.
Stop.
Counting!
It’s not that easy.
Where was I?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Over and over again.

Mia Ginsberg is in the eighth grade at Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Maine. This is her very first published work, and she is very excited about it! She enjoys doing Taekwondo, reading, and annoying her brother. She also loves to write stories and poems of any kind!