A Year with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Money (A Series of Haikus)

by Abby Dalton

All the money on
earth won’t quell your anxiet-
y, so just calm down.

If food poisoning
makes you lose feeling in limbs
don’t worry re: cash.

If you put your whole
paycheck into your savings
you’re not poor, just cheap.

Other people’s spend-
ing habits don’t change yours; you
are too judgemental.

Not having as much
as everyone else seems to
isn’t a bad thing.

And also you’re do-
ing just fine, so buy yourself
that goddamn sweater.

Abby Dalton lives in Massachusetts with her husband and her cat, and occasionally blogs about money.