Trepid (adjective) – timorous, fearful.
Don’t let me go, let me falter and fall,
To roll in the moss, grow old and cold,
Don’t let me die, let me wither and dry,
A slow ebbing trepid ending,
Take me up and stroke me gently,
Brush my coat till it shines so brightly,
Polish, dust me, sprinkle fairy dust on me,
Till at last I burst ending lustful thirst.