is assumed by many men
is doubted by many women
is the destination of choice
is deemed worth a ton of grief.
fashions who we are
defines what we do
bounds where we are and where we go
justifies our choices and validates our goals
quantifies our assessments of who we are.
Safety is over-rated
Risk is over-estimated
The safest life
Is no life at all
is a dangerous place
requires challenge and risk
provides equal opportunities for success or failure
is arbitrary and beyond our control
leaves me breathless and alive
I take chances
I am often scared
I feel the danger of every hour
I beat the odds and master the moment
is a difficult thing to be, is the only thing I really am.