We talked of snakes and spiders
Insects and heights
The things that scared us the most.
You told me you never wanted to be unhappy
And I brought up my deep rooted fear of failure.
I ended it there
I didn’t go on
I never mentioned that failing is only secondary
And that it isn’t gnawing at the forefront of my brain
Every second of every day
Because another thing I’m terrified of
Is my own insecurity.
I’m petrified by the terror
That one day you’ll look at me
And see me in the way I see myself
And then you’ll leave
Gently closing the door behind you