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Start Close In

By: David Whyte

Start close in,

don't take the second step

or the third,

start with the first

thing

close in,

the step you don't want to take.

 

Start with

the ground

you know,

the pale ground

beneath your feet,

your own

way of starting

the conversation.

 

Start with your own

question,

give up on other

people's questions,

don't let them

smother something

simple.

 

To find

another's voice

follow

your own voice,

wait until

that voice

becomes a

private ear

listening

to another.

 

Start right now

take a small step

you can call your own

don't follow

someone else's

heroics, be humble

and focused,

start close in,

don't mistake

that other

for your own.

 

Start close in,

don't take the second step

or the third,

start with the first

thing

close in,

the step you don't want to take.


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