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The insecurity of sharing poetry with other people.

poetry

Screen_shot_2017-10-16_at_13.24.40by Rebecca Avery16 Oct 2017

Why does sharing my words feel
like
exposing the soft underbelly of my armor,
letting you poke and prod until I
bend in two,
break apart like the universe.

I can't bare to watch you weight my words
in your hands,
shaking them, holding them up and
seeing if they ring true,
in any way at all.

I am not an artist but these words
hold more of me
than I have dared
show.