T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock is a poem about love and indecision. Throughout the poem, Prufrock reveals his own inadequacies: “With a bald spot in the middle of my hair” or “‘But how his arms and legs are thin!'” Prufrock worries what others think about him and cares about his outward appearance. He creates a face that he wants others to see: “There will be time to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.” Most importantly, he worries about how his love interest sees him. With all the time there is for everything, he cannot find it in him to “drop a question on your plate” and find out whether his love is requited. His indecision stems from how lowly he thinks of himself. So lowly that he says he should have been a crayfish. As time passes and he gets older (and balder) he admits, “And in short, I was afraid.” In his older age, that seemingly unlimited time he once had has since depleted.