Love is not fear.

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 20:03 -- johr1

For those dressed in long draping sleeves

on the sunniest of days,

quivering as they walk

wincing subtly with each step


For those with lilac bruises

outlined by hints of yellow


For those with tinder ribs,

hushed spirits,

and restlessly terrified minds


For those with faltering confidence

and relentless insecurity


For those with smeared mascara,


and the sheer feeling of worthlessness


For those with thickly coated concealer 

on an aching jaw,

trembling hands,

and a tongue that lies so peculiarly:


Fear is not love.


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