she's afraid to tell people that she cares.
because she knows if she shows one ounce of emotion
they could use it against her,
rip out her heart, and feed it to hades.
she's afraid to smile when she sees a rainbow.
because she knows that there's no such things as leprechauns
and the pots of gold at the end of it
are really just chocolate coins.
she's afraid to climb trees.
because she knows if she gets too close to the sky
she'll get that feeling in the pit of her stomach.
the one where she just has to jump, to fly,
to get away from it all.
she's afraid to look at the stars.
because she knows that the first one she sees
will have to be wished upon.
but she knows the star is dead
and her wish will never come true.
she's afraid to say i love you.
because she knows that she won't live forever.
and what's the point in loving
if it won't last forever?