Fear Beneath

Fear Beneath

Whatever narrative you are choosing
right now,
set it aside for a moment,

still yourself,

and you may feel a
tremble in your heart,

one of wisdom,
one of uncertainty,

and herein lies the place
we hide from
in all our grasping,
all our need to know,
to figure out
and control,

herein lies the invitation
to us all
in these times of quieting,

to dwell here
for a while,
humbled,

confronting
that which compels us
to answer and solve,
to keep busy
fretting and seeking:

death, dear one,
death of the one
you’ve known yourself to be,

the fear beneath
all other fears,

the fear that keeps you
preserving
that which no longer works,
while, underneath,
preserving a self
who clings to life.

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Check out Vince’s book: Wild Empty Spaces ~ Poems for the Opening Heart

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