Summer 2003 - Volume 7 Number 3

I am afraid of being poor

You fear the darker nights

I tense before a stranger's door

You're terrified of heights


I dread the ache of lonely days

You're timid in a crowd

I'm phobic of a barren phase

You shrink from seeming loud


I fear the future, you the now

I compliments, you jeers

I the why and you the how

Your anger and my tears


Thy fears make me protective

And mine may make you strong

Though singly we're defective

Combined, we'll get along.


Summer 2003

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