If Only

Once upon a time, but too long ago, there was a girl. Well, not really a girl. In her early teens, she was no longer a child squishing mud in-between her toes and fingers after storm clouds had dumped soaking rain over the large backyard of the family home. Nor, after bath time did she…

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Guess Who

Guess Who On the verge Of taking a step, But stirrings of doubt Has you hesitating. 'Aha!' it sneers. 'I knew it! Pitiful. Hopeless. Woeful beyond belief!' Listening too well To its nagging, Like oxygen feeding A hungry fire. You freeze Too scared to move For fear of ridicule, Or worse. But only you, And…

But What If…?

Ever played the negative version of 'What ifs'? Imagine a situation where you need to take action. Unsure: you hesitate, or procrastinate while you second-guess an outcome from a position of fear. Typically though, this kind of 'What if' thinking presupposes a negative outcome and/or reaction. Like as not, you may even throw in some…