A pained existence
Fear creates wounds
Fear is agony
Fear has become pain
Pain that is as intense as a woman screaming into the night
Because fear is the room she has been trapped in.
Fear links every one of us
Even to a child scratching at the walls until his fingers bleed
Trying with every intense sensation to remain calm
And simply being fearful
Fear is that lonely naked feeling
A young girl in the corner pulling her sleeves into her hands
Covering the wounds she created out of fear
Hiding herself from the classroom around her
No one wants you to see their fear.
But they feel it
Scratching at them from the inside
Wishing to be released into the world
Fear hunts down its victims
Fear becomes violence
Violence as disturbing as a brother’s fight
Because fear is the red frosted dagger at their side.