Sometimes life is just unfair.

I’ve walked here before
this trip past the edge of the cliff
trusting in skilled bridge to carry me across

I’ve walked here before
the uncertain approach
the tedium of waiting
waiting for the edge
waiting for the other side
I’ve walked here before
I’ve seen these looks,
of fear, bewilderment, and
misunderstanding placidity for courage
misunderstanding courage for faith
misunderstanding the fatalism
which I cannot stop
but use to inform my response

I’ve walked here before…

written 2/10/08