To anticipate fear is worse
than fear itself.
Heroes are heroes
because they acted
in spite of fear.
I have nothing more to say.
Still the monster in my head demands to be fed
no matter their meanings
but I`m a sucker for meaning
so I face this monster
armed only with a pen
holding it out to the darkness
like Ichiro Suzuki pointing his bat at the pitcher
knowing this pitcher throws a mean curveball
and a fastball screaming in at over 100 miles per hour
still, Ichiro greets every pitcher the same way
bat raised as a sword to the swashbuckling pitcher
even if Ichiro has hit him every time
or he has never hit him before
each challenge, each pitcher is met with the same respect
and though Ichiro is a career .324 hitter
meaning he fails more than sixty-five percent of the time
he is still great
one of the greatest hitters ever
fearless to the fastball
fearless to the curve
regardless if he`s ever hit it before.