And I Will Close My Eyes

And I will close my eyes

As I walk across this unstable tightrope

Well cognizant of the rocky terrain below

The inherent risks of my balancing act

Teetering precariously on the edge of free falling.

I will not peek at the distant ground beneath

For I know it will only petrify my wobbly feet

And I will not pause to allow doubt to overthrow

Like gusts of wind, destabilizing my locked knees.

If I open my eyes, even for an instant, I may cower;

So I will allow my instincts to take control

Ignoring the influx of critics who may never recognize

That this narrow rope is the only passageway

Between who I am, and who I potentially could be.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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