What I Fear The Most

what I fear the most

is not this spinning

inexorable world

perpetually casting

shadows and monsters

or even my own

inevitable fleshy demise

no these days I reserve my trepidation

for the unthinkable travesty

of a life affirming beauty

being right in front of me

and me not experiencing it

yes I still tremble baby

but its at the thought of missing

your magnificent frame

the melodious chords of your voice

your natural perfume

as it wafts through everything around me

feeling the pulsating blood in your veins

and of not being able to savor the

delicious singular

exploding uniqueness

that is your flavor


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John Michael Antonio

John Michael Antonio is a freelance writer, photographer, poet and screenwriter. He claims his Midwestern roots while at the same time admitting his incurable and insatiable love and addiction for all things New York City. He has been the husband to his wife, the love of his life, for almost thirty years and is a father of three wonderful children. He is an unapologetic male feminist as well as a passionate lover of fashion, art, movies and music from all eras and genres. An endless dreamer, John Michael is also an avid historian, ex-punk rocker and a legendary Internet surfer who sleeps, on average, about four hours a day. His main personal website, The World of John Michael Antonio, can be found at www.johnmichaelantonio.wordpress.com

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