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Momentary Poem

Fear Lies to Us



Fear lies to us

lies and lies

says we can quench our thirst

by drinking sand


says tomorrow, always tomorrow

is where satisfaction waits


fear lies to us

says “not enough” and “never”

says “you are alone”

even as you eat a meal born of

others’ hands and love


fear lies to us and

is our most reliable friend:


see her plainly

through every disguise

a trusted enemy

who will always

point the wrong way

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