It yelled and yapped, foam dripped from its mouth
So I fed it the food in my hands
Then the food on my plate, just to shut it up.
But fear wanted more. More!
More food, more drink.
So I gave it all the food in the house in the middle of the night
Just to shut it up so I could get some peace
But then dawn broke the sky, and fear roused again
Angry and seething and wanting more. More!!
So I gave it my clothes
I gave it my car
I gave it my job and my personal I. D.
And still it hissed and roared
So I took it out
We went for a walk
Breathed in the sea air, lavished under the sun
And do you know what Fear did then?
It said it was dying of hunger and that if I didn’t feed it more, MORE!!! It’d die a slow cruel death like one of those zombies in a B horror movie.
So I gave it my soul, fed it my love
I devoted my thoughts to it; sleeping dreams too.
And at last fear shut up and left me in peace
We merged, became one. At last fear was done!