Ode to my Limits

[The concept for today’s prompt from The Daily Post, Literate for a Day, is that someone, or something, that you can’t communicate with can somehow read your writing for one day. And in the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I’m going to try something very different (at least for me) — a poem.]

The invisible barriers of your sentinel strength
provide safety within my anxious comforts.
I don’t know whether I should apologize or thank you for your service.

Ambition wants to race past you like a student ending the school year
While caution looks to you like a trusted advisor who’s wisdom never fails.

You preclude the search for new possibilities like a dense fog in the night.
But as one steps into the fog, images become visible in the clearing beyond.
It is in the knowing of you that the truth of what lies past your barriers becomes known.

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