Psychology of fear

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Grip tightened on my arm’s sensitive skin, face floating before you strange
yet somehow familiar, somehow the shape is family-like and gentle,
but the new creases and smile lines loom like unclaimed mountain valleys
weaving a landscape you’ve never walked, rivers you’ve never heard in sleep,
your wary feet not willing to take the plunge and give the waiting river bends
the benefit of a doubt (Will they take me, carry me away and never look back?),
no matter how gentle the current seems, how calming the pull of the undertow;
for now you’ll swim the tributaries whose rapids you can navigate with ease,
whose shores you’ve mapped and can recite as easily as your own skin.

(dtn)

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2 responses to “Psychology of fear

  1. gerald

    I was pulled in and brought back to the shore, thank u…

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