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gossamerink
gossamerink darling, you deserve all the happiness
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prompt : my deepest fear ,
for @astralphoenix 's train poetry contest round 4

scent of failure

atychiphobia

atychiphobia : fear of failure

they used to be there

the strands of my success,

the strands of my success, contoured upon my eyelids,

coiled up

coiled up by the dew of pride,

moistened by the nectar of victory,

spined with flecks of lust,

they once resided there,

they once resided there, blossoming.

they blossomed

they blossomed until those nightmares invaded in,

when footprints of reality,

when footprints of reality, stepped upon the shadows

when footprints of reality, stepped upon the shadows of my success,

when the fears,

when the fears, i clutched into my veins,

when the fears, i clutched into my veins, dripped off my skin,

dripped off my skin, and fell into my planted puddle

dripped off my skin, and fell into my planted puddle of triumph

of triumph.

now,

now, their ashes never stop flowing,

slipping from my eyelids,

slipping from my eyelids, staining black

slipping from my eyelids, staining black my caramel dreams,

and i just see them,

see them, pressing

see them, pressing the utter realities

see them, pressing the utter realities into my vision,

for i always feared,

for i always feared, falling from the stair,

i once climbed

i fear

i fear failure

i fear failure, fear of losing everything,

i had once achieved

i had once achieved.

@gossamerink

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