my muscles twitching and tightening with every breath.
"Stay here," my ego says "Right here is where you are safe!!
Things are familiar here! You don't know what's out there..
reach out trying to grab a handhold
on the next part of my path.
Slowly inching my foot forward, I feel as if I am shuffling
in the darkness avoiding landmines or at the very least a few Legos.
There is nothing beneath my feet and nothing to grab ahold to.
I bring my hand back to my heart, take a deep breath and leap...