Breath caught in the chest

Anticipation of things coming

To test

Known somehow deep within

That this is something about to

Begin

Signs of a thing yet to come

Not been my experience that

This is fun

A nervousness that consumes

My all

Something coming that could

Make me fall

Or stand a little taller when all

Is done

Lost sensations of being the

One

Hands now shaking as if diseased

Not able to focus or the mind to

Ease

Thoughts of crossroads and being

Put to a test

At such time am I really my best

Breath caught in the chest

Making it hard to breath

Lost are all notions of what

Others may need