cognitive behavioral nap


my therapist fell asleep again today

as I recounted the previous week’s panic attack

heart racing so fast that I sprinted

to vomit, physically expel my nerves

her head drooped as I dug up

irrational fears that enter my mind

heavy from guilt and imagination

and a few fat tears came out of me

her eyes still shut, but I did not say a word

didn’t want to seem rude


Sarah Sophia Yanni is a half Egyptian / half Mexican writer living in Los Angeles. She is an Editor at Sublevel Magazine and is currently pursuing an MFA from the CalArts School of Critical Studies. Her words have been published in Ghost Parachute, BUST, Arkana Mag and others, and her non-fiction was included in an anthology of California’s Emerging Writers. Find her on the internet at