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