When you brace for the impact

You don’t experience the whole effect

Your muscles tighten and eyes squint

Hands balled into fists

Feet press down on invisible brakes

You hurt yourself more than anything

Maybe you should embrace the impact

Fully take it all in wanted or not

Accept every last bit coming your way

Take a hold of the good and the bad

Release what isn’t needed

The impact comes sooner or later

Choose to embrace rather than brace


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