Today, like one petal opening,

I will set loose one fear,

I will stretch around the spot

where the fear used to be

and see what it’s like to own that

part of me again.

Today, like water after a rain

laying on warm bricks when

the sun comes out, I will

evaporate just one of

the fears. I am a little timid

creature and the thought of

all these fears at once is

smothering, but just one small

fear at a time,

well, that’s something I might do.

by Cher Bibler