don’t worry everything is fine by Jenny Browne

does anybody know how to
not be scared any more ?
i don’t know my own poor self
my time is taken up with
decision making remember when
the days were full of hours they
never ran out and
happiness could always be found
down a side street just by
looking up or
maybe under a garbage bin
now life’s new rule
every second not spent
busy is wasted
every minute not spent with
you is wasted time
someone once said to me
but i didn’t believe it then
because i was young and
love was a joke
still is, really
when will i feel older and
wiser
no longer
scared when the sun
sets and rises
a new day equals fear
chasing my own head and
the devil right out of it
remember when we didn’t
care everything was just
easy
now i live in this
room of quiet terror
scared to open my
mouth scared of
questions
remember when i
believed my own
gorgeous value

Jenny Browne will be submitting poems every month from now on. Continue to check back to see her work.