My world is small, I’m working
on shrinking it further. But I still
like to look at the other worlds
out there, hear news of their triumphs
and failures; make comments, send
encouragements, pass judgments
(try my best to cut down on that,
but human nature is a tricky
one to cut down in its prime; ask
humans to cut nature down though
and they’re primed). It’s a tough
assignment just getting to each test.
And then there’s the test. And then
all of the rest of us that don’t want to
sign up, or don’t want to participate.
No wonder we’re here, in this exact
place. No wonder some of us are
shrinking our worlds, working on
holding our tongues, working on
holding it together each and every
day. And always worried about failing.