Risk is danger's telescope:
From now's small-end looking forward
the world looms large and ominous
(as sometimes it should).
From then's large-end looking backward
history seems smaller and survivable
(as often it should).
When I embraced love I embraced its risks;
now, for better and for worse,
I see that I am better for them.
When I sought to help I saw help's risk;
now, after success and after failure,
I see I found success.
Fear grew when I saw risk in coming forth with honesty;
threatened yesterday by unexplored voids,
I find them filled today.
When I find courage to lower my telescope
I can risk the seeing and the being of myself,
and, with eyesight thus broadened,
I can enjoy seeing you be you
(as I promised I would).
Risk is Danger's Telescope
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