Trepidation

Carefully creeping chameleon, don’t you step too quick! 

Forward, back, halfway between, in this space called trepidation. 

Ahead lies life! Risky, bold, inviting. 

Behind lies control. But not contentment. 

I dare you to step, eyes to the side. Look for shadows looming. 

Don’t go too fast! Don’t steam ahead. You may wind up retreating.

Just one step, two, three, onward. Uncomfortable. Necessary.