The Importance of Fear
Mottled-purple and blue-
Terror in the closet
And under the bed.
The palpable anxiety
Caused by an
The nameless emotion that
Enrobes us when we have our first heartbreak,
Cloaking us in misery and a desire
For mint chocolate chip or
The fear of falling into an abyss
Of unknown experiences
And fogged clarity
as we first separate
Ourselves from our loved ones,
Our wings unsteady and shaking.
It is a complex word,
But one we hold close to our hearts.
This word represents the
Majority of our lives in
A single syllable.
All of our memories painted in its hue,
Our milestones laid upon such a foundation.
Fear has built us
As well as torn us down.
It has brought us imminent joy,
As well as to the brink of death.
Without fear, we would cease to exist.
Without fear, we would not be happy-
We would be quite stolid,
Statuesque in our neutrality.
With fear, we are whole.
With fear, we are human.
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