Crow wrote:And along the same lines, I noticed that in your signature line you have linked your website, and of course I clicked on it and looked at it for a few minutes, and that seemed a little incongruous with what I'd just read about fear and anonymity, because obviously you have posted some personal information there for anyone to see. That of course is your decision, but I'm just pointing out how it seems in stark contrast to the poem, and you might consider unchecking the "Attach signature" line for that post only, if you'd like it to stand as a separate, powerful piece.
Crow: I thank you for your comments, both here and in the poem itself.
I agree about lopping it off ... maybe I'll do that in the post ...
But here in this post and there in the poem-post you seem to have misunderstood what I meant about fear. It's not fear that "my safe audience" and people who look at my website will find out where I live, what my name is, stuff like that. That doesn't have much to do with me.
If I was afraid of that, I wouldn't have written that poem, because you would no longer be safe.
The fear conveyed in the poem is that the people I know and see / talk to every day, my parents, my boyfriend, my friends, my family, will see my petty fears, my lack of motivation, my ... all the stuff I wrote in my poem. That they will see all the stupid things I've done, all the monsters lurking in the shadows of my Self, and leave me, disown me, hate me, as unlikely as all that might be.
So ... now I'm just wondering ... how can I convey that better? Because you seem to have been confused, others may have been ...