I fear violence
I fear that my children will live in a world without hope,
a world without love.
I fear the fist.
(I fear the trigger even more.)
I fear my life being too short,
my voice being stifled.
I fear the reach of my helping hand.
I fear my platform is too shaky.
I fear I will have to face this alone.
I fear Him never knowing.
I fear that others fear.
I fear that their fear will hit REVERSE.
I fear The Cycle.
I fear not acknowledging history.
I fear not accepting help.
We say “too many.” We say “thoughts and prayers.” We say “we stand.”
We do not act, we only fear.