Talisman

she was always threatening to love him,
dipping her toes in the warmth of it,
but the vast unsuredness of it was obviously,
self-evidently, too overwhelming

so she stayed inside the meticulously fashioned,
self-made wall,
held the fear to her heart as a talisman,
clutched to her breast against all counteroffers

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