I’ve summoned you
Too many times to count
Shaken out bottle after bottle
Finally smashed one to smithereens
Where have you been
Why won’t you answer my calls
Or are my wishes not meant to come true
Are you distracted elsewhere, dear genie o’ mine
I’m running out of faith, hope, and time
Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: genie
Once you start there’s no turning back.
Not a glance, or a slight pause, even if in a jiffy,
Even 1/100th of a second’s worth of hesitation
Sends a ripple that tells the Universe, “Maybe not.”
“Maybe, I’m not sure.” “Maybe I’m not ready.”
You have to just take the leap, full-throttle.
Let your heart jump to your throat
And your stomach drop into your feet.
There’s no turning back. There’s only here, now.
Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: jiffy
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