It's been a long time
Since I felt the butterflies.
Since I took a Fool's leap of faith
And counted on finding a
Firm footing beneath.
Am I playing it too safe?
Am I too comfortable?
Can I lose my edge
Staying off the ledge?
Perhaps some day the chance will come
To throw caution to the wind again.
Take up my pack and set forth like a Fool
And feel butterflies again.
This poem is part of October Poetry Writing Month. The prompt for Day 6 was "Butterflies". To what gives other poets butterflies, click here.