Want and Fear

October 25, 2016 life love

I have wanted things
that weren’t real,
and feared things
that weren’t real,
as well.

I have felt unease
that triggered thoughts
of longing,
of distrust,
or hope,
or dread.

have I lived so long
in a world
of my own making,
so often blind
to the truths outside,
in my own imaginings?

How do we all
live so alone,
inside our little universes,
hoping there is
a bigger world outside,
but afraid to find out?