The Inner Workings

April 1, 2008
By Rachel Flynn, Londonderry, NH

She stands on a cliff, overlooking the sea.
“It’s really beautiful,” Awe says.

“It looks painful,” Honesty counters.
“I think we should jump!” Adventure shouts.

“I don’t know, it’s a far way down,” Fear and Doubt recite.
“It’s not a good idea,” Practicality mumbles.

“It can’t be that bad,” Bravado whines.
“I could do it!” Pride boasts.

“Yeah right,” Sarcasm snorts.
“I’d like to see you try!” Competition laughs.

“Honestly,” she says, “I wish you would all shut up.”

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