Sunday, September 15, 2013

Not Afraid

And as if to ward away solace, 
like a dog barking at the window 
whenever anyone approaches,

I am reminded daily, 
moment by moment 
that knowing better doesn't always mean doing better.

I ruminate on this thought,
toss it over and over in my mind.
Dress it up, tear it down,
cower from it, and fight
the idea that I am not,
will not be enough.

The comfort of productivity and success
seem unworthy foes of doubt.

The question, what would I do if unafraid?
prompts other questions.
What am I afraid of 
and how ubiquitous is that fear?
Single fear?
Series of fears?