Fear and Courage

Fear grabbed me in the bathroom –
a kiss that left me bruised and hurting –
I can still taste it now,
if I think about it.

Fear texts me all the time,
drops postcards in the mail,
rings like a mad ex at 2 am,
won’t stop calling me.

That bitch Courage never showed,
never writes, never phones,
it’s like she doesn’t know me.

None of us are brave.

It’s just that we keep going,
one step, then another.

For Jilly’s 28 Days of Unreason. Today’s Jim Harrison quotation is:

“Fear makes for good servants

and bravery is fraudulent”

~ Jim Harrison

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