Fear is

Fear is:

Waking up


Going outside


Being silent



For justice, for peace, for things to change


The other day my friend said, “I’m gonna make it out.”

I said, “Don’t hold your breath.”

She replied, “It’s all about that first step.”


I kicked a rock and closed my eyes.


Tick tick tick tick. Stop.

I screamed as we dropped.

Facing my fear, and I can barely hear myself think.


This is beginning.


Getting out of bed


Walking down the street

Hold an audience’s attention

Screaming with intent

Running at full speed toward your dreams


We are attempting.

Trying our best

Without fear


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