It Goes On

“Always do what you are afraid to do."

Emerson quips, simplifying

The bigger problem.


How do I do that?


“Feel the Fear and do it anyway”

Explains Susan Jeffers.

If only it were that simple.


Why would I want to?


“She believed she could so she did”

Yells R.S. Grey, encouraging

Me to have faith in myself.


I wish I could.


“Anxiety is all in your head”

My therapist tells me,

Hoping it helps


But that doesn’t make fear less real.


“Better safe than sorry”

My head tells me and I think

It’s better to stay in bed.


What kind of life is that?


Bury your head in the sand

Nobody’s perfect

A leopard can’t change her spots


...but I have to try


Better late than never

Bite the bullet

Face the Music


“It goes on”

Says Frost.

And so it does.


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