I find myself standing on a precipice.
I cannot see the other side of the chasm,
too many theories clouding my vision.
Will I stay on the side I know?
Free from challenges, pain and growth?
Will I be brave or stupid or free,
taking a leap into that which I cannot see?
This will define me.
A step, a choice, a hesitation, a submission.
Who am I, Who can I be?
How much do I believe in that which is in me?
What power does the chasm hold
when I know the real me is unconquerable?
“Cage the beast,” is I have always been told.
Hidden in phrases like “too young”, “too inexperienced”, “too bold”.
Maybe it’s time I decide
fully aware, awake, alive
to the chasm in my mind and in my heart.
Maybe Stan Lee was onto something,
“The greatest battle lies within.”
Sometimes I need to not think but act on first instinct.
It reveals my untethered heart,
beating and pleading for a chance to play its part.