Back, back, back
“I can do this”
And “I can do that”
This will earn me money
This will pay the rent.

Ah, but wait.
Does it make your Soul sing?
Does it push you
Into your new strength?

Or does it simply
Let you slide
Back into
The comfort
Of your comfort zone?

Back into the mire
Where the crocodiles lie
Just waiting to devour
And sap your energy.

Yet, sometimes you have to go back
In order to go forward
To re-gain your sense of purpose
To achieve clarity
And new strength.

And to resolve to no more
Tread the waters of
A tame and safe life
But to burn through the fires
Of why it was
You were sent.

© Angela Dunning, 6 November 2015

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