Commitment Tricks
by Jason Tomlinson

I commit and then I almost always wanna wimp out
why is that? is it fear is is doubt?
that makes me want to go and fold
before I even have a chance to behold
the thing for which I’m committed in the first place
the thing for which I run the race
whether it’s big or whether it’s small
doesn’t actually matter at all
in terms of maintaining my integrity
so my words and actions will always be
one and the same with no quitting
but letting my yes be my yes and not just my spitting
I know it’s actually what I want anyway
so when I psych myself out before before the day
I remind myself all in my head
to let my actions follow exactly what I’ve said