the nervous courage.

The Apology, by Mark Ryden
The Apology, by Mark Ryden

 

Putting off

the dusting

the watering

the weeding

the nothing

I sit to write with

hesitant hands

and a stabbing

yearning

for that from

which I hide.

 

Afraid to face

myself in silence

when the world is still

and truth is bold

I create,

cherish,

and squander

in the privacy

of loneliness,

words open sores

bleeding and

oozing the everything

I labor at concealing.

 

This private legacy,

selfish secret,

dark horse

breathing down

my neck

whispers hot

words of courage

and purpose

and meaning

bigger than fear,

 

so there it is

and here I am,

unprepared

but entirely assured

that it’s time

for the naked silence

of speaking

words aloud.

 

 

Renee Novosel

All Rights Reserved

Copyright 2014

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22 thoughts on “the nervous courage.

  1. dark horse
    breathing down
    my neck
    whispers hot
    words of courage
    and purpose
    and meaning
    bigger than fear,
    Those are amazing words and pictures. May the dark horse always breathe down your neck and push you to create powerful poetry.

  2. Wowza. Thank you for following WordBowlbyMsCharlieS.com (hope to see a word from you) and introducing me to your powerful work:
    “This private legacy,
    selfish secret,
    dark horse
    breathing down
    my neck
    whispers hot
    words of courage..”
    What gorgeous imagery. I very much look forward to reading more!

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