That adrenaline coursing through my veins
erases my feelings, my memories, my pains
and all I have in the moment in me
is to be the best that I can be.
I walk into the silence as vast as the sky
despite the fear my head held high
my fists clench in the anxiety that makes me shiver
although I try to move with the fluidity of a river.
That deliberate expression on my face
feels painted upon, increasing my pace
deep within my heart beats loud
and for me, the silence is the crowd.
I turn, I leap, I move so fast
the future blends into the past
and all I know in that moment
is I never knew where the fear went.