Sitting on the fence
Often feels like a good alternative
To making a decision.
A safer way to navigate
The perilous world of being
‘Damned if you do
And damned if you don’t’
When the best thing to do isn’t obvious.
It can feel so much safer
To drag your feet
To look for someone to tell you what to do.
Or to wait for things to be ‘perfect’.
Perhaps the most insidious thing about indecisiveness
Is that the sense of security
That comes from not
Locking into any particular decision.
Turns the fence
Into a fortress,
That’s keeping you fairly ‘safe’.
Safe from making a mistake
But also safe’ from making any progress.
Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.