Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ready - Poetic Asides Poem a Day 2

Not ready is a luxury I can't afford.
Foot in front of foot, mind in moment,
centered as possible, open to options,
Alive now, scared, vulnerable, fallible.
I can do my best and hurt you anyway.
I can fall and rise or simply fall dead.
No outcome is certain. Possibility flutters
as long as heart beats. Delight flits in,
unexpected as loss. Foot in front of foot.
Not ready is a luxury I cannot afford.

Victoria Hendricks
November 2, 2010


  1. I understand what you are saying - 100%. Scarily so.

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  3. I feel the same about 'not ready.' It IS a luxury few can afford.