Prompt: If I wasn't afraid I would______.
Result: a poem again.
If I were not afraid I would have done this long ago
I would have said, ‘Look,’ and, ‘See me.’
And I would show you
But if I were not afraid, would I have been what I am now?
And if not, and I am me, could you have seen me after all?
I’m afraid you couldn’t
If I were not afraid I would say, ‘I love you,’
And I would go
But if I were not afraid, would I feel the need to flee?
I’m afraid I wouldn’t
If I were not afraid, would I be so frightening?
If fear is all there is to fear?
And if courage is overcoming fear,
Could I still be brave?
I’m afraid I couldn’t
If I were not afraid, perhaps I would be free
But would I feel alive?
Would I still have drive?
If I were not afraid, would I have stopped the blade?
I fear not