Safety Net

Out in the world without

the aid of a safety net

this fear of failure

has me in a cold sweat.

Taking baby steps

in case I might fall

too many obstacles

are always on call.

My breathing is

unsteady and brisk

I don’t know whether

I’m ready to take this risk.

I have lost count of

the times that I had

tried to break free

only to fail and end up

back on my knees.

Maybe this time I might

manage to survive

and step out into

the sunshine and know

what it is to feel alive.

purple volleyball net
Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com

 

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