a heavy fear.
a haunting lure.

those initial thoughts.
those original feelings.

yes, they are there.
yes, they are loud.

no, they should not control us.

be aware of them.
process the “what”
and the “why.”

but beware of them.
refuse to let them rule
your decisions.

talk to the right person.
write your thoughts.
seek help.

resist allowing
overprotective thoughts
and feelings
to control your mood
and your day
and your life.

let’s hope for healing
to come