The Shame of the Instagram Virgin

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Never having
done this sort of thing

trepidation trending at
the turning point toes clenched
around the edge
How to break the spell?

Spread your lips open wide
swallow your pride &
share your 


> So not hot
> passé cliché
> not good enough
> not smart enough
> been done before
> afraid too late
> Who cares
since no one’s watching
anyway it’s safe to

like you know it’s true
and fill the empty room with
every expectation dire
preconception flying fearless
off your chest into
the face of Time laughing
making fun of your

is called Success?

For having tried!
is all the rite of passage needed

to get out of your shell
and RISE