Do You Dream?

Are you ever afraid…
Of your own voice?
Your own words?
Your own thoughts?
Your anger?

I’ve been taught
To be afraid…
Of my anger
Of my thoughts
Of my words
Of my voice

Are you afraid…
To go outside
To see the stars
To hear the crickets
To feast
On the moonlight?

I’ve been taught
To fear….
The cool night
And the moon
And the stars
And wind in my hair

I’ve been taught
To close my ears
To the call
Of my dreams

Instead, I stay inside
In the dark
In the quiet
In the humid heat
Hiding
Under cover

Trying
To be small
Invisible
Unseen

Do you dream…
Of the words
And the voice
And your angry screams
On the wind
And the call of moonlight?

Conditioned Soul