Tell Me Why I Can’t Commit

i don’t write poems, i disrupt prose


when i must choose to stay or to leave,

facing a future of forevers with you —

not only you,

but also this place, this feeling,

this terror.

scared of commitment

I struggle to decide between now and later,

because how can I keep a promise I don’t know I’m making?

What if things change,

but we stay the same?




I am afraid to commit, for existence is an abyss of unknowns.

Originally featured in The Creative Cafe, a Medium publication

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