Flashes of Fear


There is always a short moment
between making an observation
and taking action.

In that moment I sometimes see
a flash of fear in people's eyes
before they decide what to do.

In those moments I realize
people do whatever they want
and their choices are their own.
Even their fears are their own.

In those moments I realize
my defenses are down
and I am slowly learning to love.

In those moments I realize
I can live only my life
and I have so much to learn.



Awareness