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Daredevil

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06 February 2020, MVT 16:32
'Daredevil' by R.V. PHOTO: SIMON ZHU / UNSPLASH
06 February 2020, MVT 16:32

You sit on the edge of the universe

dangling your legs over oblivion

smiling that roguish smile

as you beckon to me in invitation.

And I, like always, hesitate in fear

hanging back in the shadows

away from the edge, from danger

in the safety of my comfort zone.

Because you are the daredevil

free falling into the unknown

while I’m but the timid mouse

afraid to leave the familiarity of home.

You swear that you’ll wait for me

but it’s in your blood to run on ahead;

one day you’ll pause and look back

only to realise that I never followed.

- R.V.

A daydreamer in love with words and all the pictures they can paint, R.V. dreams of becoming a published writer one day.

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