Everything You Need to Know

David Kirby

Halfway through the journey of our life, 
I came to myself at a busy intersection.

You said go. Action requires boldness, 
you said, even if chance rules the end.

And that other driver, the one who didn’t stop? 
My heart was in my throat, but you told me 

that he, too, wants to live.
The police won’t give me a chicken dinner 

if I go through a green light, 
you said, just a ticket if I run the red. 

You said he who dares loses his footing 
for a time, but he who never dares loses all.