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“Put your best foot forward,”
the hesitant are often told,
but I am never sure
which is my best foot,
if it’s the right,
my push off foot
for a great leap
or upwards,
or my left
on which
I can stand balanced
for a long time.
I have to choose
to soar
or stay
I have to choose
otherwise I shall make
no progress
at all.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Peach Velvet, Gyroscope Review and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and

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