I change the

narrative of my inner voice

I don’t bargain with her

I don’t give her a choice

Her script is simple:

“- falling is

a possibility

-doubts are

part of humanity

-fear is

masked opportunity

-failing is

an inevitability

-courage is not

an impossibility”

She says this repeatedly

as I watch all negativity

dissipate like a train pulling away

from a station

I am now left on the platform

of great possibility

-my happy place

©Vivian Zems

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