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My Biggest Fear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Love is a lot
Almost too much
Like heights.
It's not that you're
Scared of the
Actual thing
It's that you're scared,
Or at least I am,
Of falling.
Of crashing.

I can't ride the
Ferris wheel.
I get to the top and
Freeze.
I even shake
As if I had just been
Dunked into a
Frozen lake.
My heart races.
My breathing becomes too
Shallow.
I hyperventilate.

Riding with you
Both helped
And didn't.
As I became
More relaxed, sitting there
At the top
In the red seat,
I became more
Scared more
Unsure

Because while you showed me
That I wasn't going to fall
While you kept me from falling
You gave me something
To fall from.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm:
I love how u compared love to being afraid of heights---falling is falling! Excellent~
 
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