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do you do like me, this
balancing
knowing the rule
thoughts become things
striving to keep positive

but there
playing in my peripheral
the what-ifs, naysayers, doomsday-ers

the possibility of fusion, fantastic, electric
intoxicating with its promise
the wire all but disappears beneath
as I step with feather feet towards this fantasy
filling in details as I go
conscious of the moment
heel toe, heel toe

but like a chill crawling over my skin
when encouragement lags
pessimism sneaks in
don’t get your hopes up
don’t be made the fool
go back down the ladder
dreams don’t come true

I teeter
as dark thoughts
knock me totter
far below a net of negativity
swings into view
pendulum legs
fight to right themselves
arms fly wide as if to motion
stop
eyes back to the platform

always my choice
forward or forlorn
walk into my visions
or fall to status quo
I find my smile and choose
heel
toe
heel
toe

 

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