Hiding Behind History

Are you willing
to bare your soul
out there,
or do you simply
follow the leads
of those who
come before you?

How do you even know
where “out there” is?

If it doesn’t feel awkward;
if it doesn’t feel like your sanity
and reputation is on the line,
you’re not out there enough.

You’re just like everyone else.
Hiding behind history.

But if you’re willing
to push the edge,
not even certain
where the boundary is
or if you’ve crossed it,
you’re a Space Monkey.