a person called okay

the second installment in a week-long series exploring our rituals of talking to ourselves

it's okay you're okay it'll be okay everything's okay okay okay okay?
{step} {step} {step}
{stop}
it's okay you're okay this is going to be okay sh sh sh sh sh keep walking
{step} {step} {step}
{stop}
{inhale}
mmmmmmmmmmmmm
{inhale}
{step} {step}
{pause}
{step} {step}
everything's fine everything's fine everything's fine keep moving
{hand to chest}
{taptaptaptap taptaptaptap taptaptaptaptap}
yep got it got it yep got it
{clamp jaw}
{stepstepstepstepstepstepstepstep}
{breathe out through nose}
{eyes cloud}
{stepstepstepstepstepstepstepstep}