After I shared my Fourth Step inventory with my sponsor, taking the Fifth Step, I moved on and wrote this poem during the hour I spent with God alone as I took Steps Six and Seven. Broad highway Narrow path, narrow steps. Tight rope strung between mountain peaks formed by stories, wrapped in drama, about a life lived overdone. Suspended, I balanced. Righteous, I clung to air no longer filled with oxygen. Between two peaks I paused, forgetting which way to go next. Liminal space gave way to Grace when she said, “Leap, but not yet.” And I said, “OK.”

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