He wakes up.
He’s anxious.
He doesn’t know why
But it’s most unsettling.

He shakily has a cigarette.
Not the wisest move
As it makes his heart pound
And mind race.

If his day goes smoothly
His anxiety eases
But the slightest disruption
Sends him off again.

He has tried everything.
Nothing works.
He has learned over the years
To live with it.