• Joseph E. Reed

Whispers

I have a critic.


He speaks often.


Whispers.


I hear his words and they often slow me down,

frustrate me,

and throw me off track.


But I know the voice is within me.


It's not all bad.


He is actually trying to help.


Self preservation.


He's afraid.


That's okay.


So, I'll talk with him.


Sometimes considering his fearful advice.


Other times overriding his ideas with courage and commitment.


We actually make a nice team,

as long as I remember who the team captain is.


I'll let you in to our conversations.


And I invite you to share as well.


Just be warned, I already have a heckler.


Joseph E. Reed

August 2, 2022




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