I can’t shake it off
For my Fear is real
It’s as real as the high mountains
And as real as the vast seas

My fear is mutual for I know It
And it knows me quite
Well for it lives right next to me

It made me the person I am
The unloving, the untouchable, the distant one
For I am afraid to commit my love to another

The person I am is lovable but not likeable
I am trustworthy but easily irritable
I am unemotional but quite shy though I do not show it
For my fear made me the man I am

© edward gichuho

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