I have not cried for so long, "dried out wells"
I fear I would not know how to wipe my own tears
I have not laughed for so long, "locked up jaw"
I fear I would no longer know how to smile again
I have not danced for so long, "cobwebbed legs"
I fear I have developed two left feet tripling on the floor
I have not jumped for so long, "concrete grounded"
I fear when I squat I would not make it up stack midway
I have not dreamt for so long, "empty visions"
I fear I would not find my way back if I do venture
I have not tried learning how to swim for so long
I fear I would drown if I try to, "a fish out of water"
I have not loved for so long "Missing hearts"
I fear I would break the pulsing vase from touch
Between all that, each day I wake "ticking clocks"
Each day I live, each day I am as I am no other
Each day I am and I do get on, just fine "the status qua"
Only when I think such thoughts am I weakened
Only when I look into the eyes of the mind "distorted mirrors"
Medusa of thoughts am I with fear, I fear I would, but not me