artwork: ralph murre
Fear Shrouds Me
by KJ Hannah Greenberg
Grey veils of dismay drape my sight.
Also, fear shrouds me, so afraid you might
Reject my costume. Bright ways,
Otherwise illuminate stays, find clasps.
Until charm’s fabric will fully enfold me.
Cause my countenance to shine. See,
This robe glistens. Meanwhile, these plumes
Obstruct my vision, yield gloom’s misprision.
~ first published in ken*again