Just try it out;
the worst that could happen
is you fail
miserably, embarrassing
yourself in front of your
friends who laugh
point as if you’ve fallen
on the floor
by comically slipping
on a banana peal.

But you get yourself up,
brush the dust off
your butt and you
learn how to try again.

You put yourself
on the line because
if you don’t what
is this life for, not trying?
Not failing? Not doing?
Not being?

To fail try to risk
do and again until
one bright day you
hear applause, your
bruised heart full.