296 Fear [02 May 2000]

I cannot help
but be afraid.
Afraid to let you in,
afraid of letting you
come into
the darkest spaces of my soul.
Afraid of the love
you could show me.
I feel terrified
of the possibilities
of what you could be.
Could be to me.
I am afraid
of having you
then losing you.
This fear
has always been
and may always be.
Unless someone,
you, or otherwise
shows me that love
is worth the risk.

About taikodragonjkf

Member of Spokane Taiko. Poet. Karaoke singer. Love cats and baseball.
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