If it lifts–

I am scared.

Hold me down-

familiar, known

Lift me up-I run

Come hold me

Safety in sameness…

Bolt my legs, tie my arms, weigh my body down.

It’s safe, known

Daring hopes

Fickle dreams. Awake. Same

If it lifts–


Dark without defining

Courage dares me

Taunts me

Courage beckons with theΒ bend of a finger

Let me out I say

Safety says it’s been you, always you.