have you ever found yourself
standing on the brink
ready to take the next step
about to stride forward
to greet the best part of your life?
have you ever felt that curious mix
of excitement and terror that holds you back
a little like standing at the edge
of a shimmering blue pool
ever so hesitant to take the plunge?
it’s time to answer
will you step forward willfully
into the rest of your life
or will you get shoved from behind?