changing lanes

long have i waited
for opportunity's spiked embrace,
as portents of struggle
flooded my soul
with a patient kind of love.

and fear arrived to nest in my heart.

fear stilled these capable limbs.

fear stilled all hope,
in a broken moment,
until fear stilled my fear.

and so I am here
now, fearless
& alone,
wrapped in this cloak of destiny.