Name Those Fears

if I was sure you would listen
oh, the fears I could name
they are attack dustballs that inhabit
the corners where I live

okay, I’ll name one but just one
the fear of being alone
there I’ve named it

you say it will no longer control me
Oh, the silence in that word
it fills its “O” with emptiness
hear the fear echo off the curved sides

~ Bob Stallworthy

Bob Stallworthy is the new co-editor of blue skies poetry, along with Dymphny Dronyk. Find out more about Bob, and how to submit your poetry, on the About page.

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