Sometimes I can just put it out of my mind.
It drops away like the final leaf on a naked tree
leaving me ready to stand against the winter.
A brief coldness that passes like a sharp wind,
and I realize it’s better to bloom than worry
since within I know I love her.
Regardless of what I think has happened,
it’s better to make a fool of myself in private
than to boyishly act unsure.
Because I know where my suspicions begin.
They are born in the marrow of my psyche
where I cannot hide from what I know I would do.
So my emotions hide in the ground,
waiting for the winter wind to pass by
and giving me time to face what I fear.
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