Guest Post: Fear

Is it something in your headlights? Or is it something in your hindsights? You don’t know if it’s true. But these peeves are as real as those who are scared, those like me and you

One moment in the sky, another in the ground, your fear is a smoking crater. For others it’s a swamp, a bug or a bird, and suddenly, a snapping gator

You’re in the dark, you’re all alone. Or are you? That’s all you can think. For someone else, it’s swept up in the tides, freezing and starting to sink

The creepy-crawly, with eight long legs, stalking you from the wall. Is this your concern? Or for you does that burn, in the cold, lifeless eyes of a doll?

A current of red that some people dread, which gushes from a wound. Well others at worst will feel their stomach burst in a cloyingly-crowded room

A cold silver prick, piercing into your arm, in a thousand places or more. For someone like you, in this big world of ours, it comes down to finding that door

Look down from a window, a hundred feet high, you’re sobbing to be on the ground. For someone like you, the worst thing to do, is to turn your whole world upside down

-Jøren, high school student, artist, and writer, produced on 4-25-22

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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