16 shadows – dread

 when all of it is more than us
(and isn’t that the always case)
we face uncertainty with dread
or maybe try to hide our face

or faces, if we like to wear
personae when we venture out —
but pretense makes a shaky shield
through waves of fear and overwhelming

doubt

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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