Friday, October 8, 2021

In praise of the careful

I ache for and yet celebrate 
All those of us who are careful: 
The middle-of-the-roaders who are 
Trying to “do it right,” 
Trying to protect our hearts, 
Always testing to be sure, 
Never wildly abandoned, 
For fear of losing control; 
For all the passion so cautiously contained; 
For all the hope that keeps us moving forward 
Despite our fears.

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