raymond carver inspired fears

Fear of confusing want and need

Fear of not loving enough

Fear of loving too much

Fear of losing what you love

Fear of confusing love with a desire to possess

Fear of an absence of fear

Fear of never finding what you want

Fear of not wanting what you find

Fear of trying too hard

Fear of never trying at all

Fear of suffocation

Fear of too much room to breathe

Fear of being bored

Fear of being boring

Fear of writing too much about fear

So your writing becomes boring

And you’re too fearful to publish it

So you stop writing altogether

And become bored and boring.

Fear of European wasps.


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