Press play to listen to beautiful music. Another one from Fabrizio Paterlini: L’airone (From Viaggi in aeromobile). Enjoy while you read…
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Nerves and butterflies are fine – they’re a physical sign that you’re mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that’s the trick. ~Steve Bull
A social butterfly I am most certainly not. With good friends I can relax a little, but in general. my introverted anxious self is a ball of stress when thrown into a social situation. I used this slant on the prompt.
People & Places & Dreaded Parties
Their gaze rests upon mine
all those around me spin
with the tremor of my heartbeat ringing in my ears
and my belly butterflies calling out my fears
I try but fail to win
…and their glare jerks from mine
And I sweat and blush and lick sticky lips
And I shuffle, inhale and hold onto it
And I search for safe harbour, for someone I know
And failing that, for the loo, or the bar, or how long to go.
Their gaze returns to mine
and all around me spins
With the drum of my heartbeat banging in my ears
and my belly butterflies screaming of my fears
I tried but failed to win
…till their glares dismiss mine
How do you feel about small talk, about meeting new people at parties?
Do you feel like me or do you thrive off these kinds of situations?
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