A Laundry List of Fears
The dark sometimes
(when the monsters get to be too much.)
The monsters that haunt my past.
The ghosts who cling tightly & refuse to let go.
The memories: the black-outs, the stars swimming,
the throwing me out (like I’m a poem he decided against).
Being rejected like I was a three-week-old burrito.
I’m afraid of being hated without being known.
Dying too young.
Dying too old.
Living a life unfulfilled.