Fear

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The hours before an academic final,

The moments leading up up to a presentation,

The minutes before that interview -

Fear comes in all shapes and sizes.

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The minutes after a big decision,

The moments after texting that someone,

The hours after taking that big test -

Fear comes in all shapes and sizes.

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That moment you propose to that someone,

That deadline that happens in an hour,

That phone call you've been meaning to make -

Fear comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Those moments before leaping from a plane,

Those moments before ziplining through a forest,

Those moments before rappelling down a cliffside -

Fear comes in all shapes and sizes.

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These last moments of repeating,

These last moments of writing,

These last moments before sharing -

Fear comes in all shapes and sizes.


January 13, 2018