the new fear

people nowadays are so neurotic

they worry about everything before anything happens

I’m surprised they leave the house in the morning

sometimes I wish they didn’t


you won’t bed with me because you’re not sure

about your emotions?


you don’t want to go too far too quickly

because you’re worried this will end badly?


you don’t want to fall for me because I might hurt you

when I don’t feel the same way about you?


can’t we just be silly?

what happened to carefree and spontaneous?

what happened to impulsive?

did it die in the 90s with rock and roll?


how about you stop worrying

for just one night

have this drink and don’t think about it

in the morning we can talk


maybe it will be a mistake

maybe not

but at least it will be something

to talk about


Published by bernardsbarnes

Writer. Artist. Performer. A little boy dreaming of the stars.

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