Leaving Doubt Behind

January 27, 2017

I think this poem, along with "Passing the Tests," is one of my favorites. I wrote "Leaving Doubt Behind" after hearing some good news and dancing my heart out to New Order's (Live) "Temptation." Enjoy!


Leaving Doubt Behind

by Lauren Taub Cohen


I am riding bareback

upon unharnessed joy

and we tear towards

a cluster of constellations

calling out my name.


Bulky layers of assumptions

and fraying threads of certainty

unravel in the billowing wind

and leave me bereft

of who I used to be.


Completely disrobed

and entirely


I charge

into the unknown

with unapologetic


for life.




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