Fear & Hunger

Courage comes from craving
deeply held desires inspire us
to face the things we fear
with nothing worth reaching for
it's easy to remain stagnant

a gazelle will risk
standing side by side with a lion
if its thirst becomes great enough
dropping it's gaze from the patient predator
is worth the chance to take a drink

taking risks requires
the promise of reward
eliminating anxiety is not an option
instead I must find something
I want more than avoidance

I haven't felt that hunger
in such a long time
life becomes exhausting
when you're left trying
to just hold the line

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