It may not be right

to live life

with one foot out

of the door,

but at least we are not

entirely missing out.


it still takes courage

to leave

through open doors,

because the things

that actually

hold us back

are more abstract

than that.


she told me that

it was alright

to ignore every single

knock on the door

as long as you are sure

that there is not

a single door

you would want to

knock on one day!


“You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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  1. Doorways are so symbolic in both liberating and terrifying ways. You’ve captured some vital truths here, especially in the first one with the “one foot out the door” imagery. Many of us are afraid to take the risk of leaving a place or a situation completely and we feel stuck in the doorway between what’s familiar yet painful and what’s unknown but could set us free. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been afraid to cross over that threshold into the light because I was too wary of change. Your poetry is always meaningful and such a delight to experience. 🙂

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    1. I feel the same about doorways. To someone who is used to the sight of closed doors, the idea of opened ones can be riveting and scary at the same time. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, Mike.😊

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