Comfortable, cozy you are

in the safety of four walls

pasted in lavish satin

soft hues, golden threads

and exquisite embroidery

far away from risk of battle

hammering just outside

your front step, always

calculating ifs and whys

falling or losing

fear controlling, mind abuser

yet love beckons you

though you dare not embrace it

and affection dwells in your heart

though you dare not bestow it

unto the dry petals of your life

why are you still breathing?