I’m frightened when the wolves howl

Too wild is their call

I’m frightened in the mountains

Feeling big for those too small


I’m frightened in cold winds

As frost won’t thaw my heart

I’m frightened when I write things down

As truth comes out in art


I’m frightened by the mystic’s way

For what might they uncover?

I’m frightened when I speak of love

And lean upon my lover


I’m frightened when the night draws close

As stars are all I see

But mostly I am frightened by

The strength I have in me.

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