I'm learning to live outside of the confines of fear; refusing to be imprisoned by my anxiety The tingling in my chest may turn to shackles some days but my fingers are still free to search for a key Dark thoughts may create a fortress around me but this can not stop me from building beauty with it's walls. Tempting it may be to lay down and freeze but there are flowers which blossom even in the winter. I'm learning to live outside of the confines of fear; refusing to be battered by worry. Often it may seem that aspirations are whimsical dreams, but with each moment of lucidity I will find footing. Tomorrow I may wake up burdened by shadow, but I've learned to make sure the shadow is never my guide.