It’s just Fear, I tell myself
The dynamics of my own mind
Keeping me in the tall glass tower
Thunderous Fear words booming through my flimsy glass walls
Threatening breaking me
All the fishes in the pond below have gone
They done swam away
‘Cause Fear had His say
And I have to admit that I’m afraid
Exposed through these glass walls
Do they see me?
Will they eat me?
Or hate me?
Or beat me?
Or treat me like a leper?
What insult will be thrown my way today?
How will I be maligned —
Vomited on by a Better Kind
Oh, the sad dynamics of my own mind
It’s just Fear I say
Just Fear so you can either
Walk out the tall glass door or stay
It’s just a choice you make
With crumbs of food in my trembling hands
I close the door behind me and feed the fishes
Calling to them,
“There, there, “ I say, “It is safe.”
It was just Fear.