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Leaving Doubt Behind

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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