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Getting it Out There

by Jason Tomlinson

“It’s rooted in fear I’ve had since I was a kid”

if those words are yours you know what it was and you know what it did
it may be embarrassing a trivial situation
an inopportune moment at an inopportune location
or it could be a tragedy of grand proportions
that left your confidence with broken distortions
whatever it is can we all agree
that it has no defining properties for you and me?
I need to hear that in the worst way
cause this is something I fight with every day