Mind Killer

Gripping on

to the last thing going.

Hold on,

just hold on.

The times will change,

of that I am certain.

Hold on,

just hold on.

 

I’ve been asking questions lately.

Why am I so tired,

and feel so afraid?

What is it that stands before me?

What kind of new enemy

have I made?

 

In my own head,

what do I dread?

What disappointment?

What expectations?

How could I fail,

if I have not yet

even engaged?

 

These are traitorous thoughts,

but I know fear is natural.

Yes,

it comes and goes,

cuts away my ego.

 

I know,

that even when I’m afraid,

even when I’m slowed down,

even when I’m under strain,

even when I’m underground,

even when I cannot see,

even when I’m lost and found,

I will go anyway,

facing what might keep me down.

 

One step,

one word,

one line,

one day.

Even just a moment,

slide past fear.

Every day,

a bite of the elephant.

 

It’s okay

to be afraid;

of that I am certain.

Nothing in this world

can stop us

if we’re determined.

No,

not even fear.

 

 

HG – 2019

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