February 16, 2020

#PoetrySunday - 2/16/20

#PoetrySunday - 2/16/20

PRECIPICE

In an instant, all may be lost.
In an instant, all may be gained.
But you’ll never know until
You walk right up to the edge
Face the abyss
With its swirling clouds of uncertainty
And take the step forward.

Have you killed your self?
Have you learned to fly?
Have you opened the door to another world?
Did you finally, truly live?
Did you finally, truly die?

I’d like to promise you I’ll hold your hand
And take the leap with you.
But I know it’s not for us.

Deep breaths, friend.
Steel your heart.
The steps you take are yours alone,
And mine are for me.
But there’s some comfort
In being alone, together.