Apprehension—Battle Within

by Samuel De Lemos

Why do I always feel
vulnerable?

Ambiguity settles in
constantly making
me feel I’m on
a precipice looking
down.

Even when things
look bright and
I’m on the the upswing
in life.

The fear of
failure or
of losing it all
keeps me in line.

The battle within
spurts out
from time-to-time,

Apprehension sets
in like a tightly packed
forest of sequoias—

There areas where the
sun never peaks in.

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