Friday, April 07, 2006

I am afraid

I am afraid of missing those I love
When they are gone
I am afraid of being bored
Because the bored are boring
I am afraid of hunger and pain
Especially other peoples’ pain
So I look away
Or laugh
I am afraid that my entertainments
Are wallpaper coving empty spaces
Inside of me
I am afraid of long silences
They loom so large
Between us

So I tell a joke
Or laugh
Or roll my eyes
And hope you don’t walk away
Leaving me
In an empty space

I am afraid

1 comment:

Ronnie Larsen said...

so far this is my favorite poem i've reead of yours.

its very vulnerable

i'm in LA but meeting dad in seaworld

remember when we all use to go to seaworld?

i miss mom!