I Am Afraid

I am afraid  

(it came to me, the other evening

standing in the absurdly overstocked grocery aisle)

 

I am afraid

 

That I will suddenly start crying

 

& never (that is ever ever ever)

be able to get the tears stopped.

 

 

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre LordeSister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

 

p.s. neither will your money, btw.