Rabbit Hole Redux

Once again, Alice,
with feet of clay,
stands at the brink -
a decision to be made.
Leap blindly forward
into the dark unknown,
or remain comfortably safe
in her familiar Hell.

Progress, change, adventure beckon,
but fear cloys the pulsing veins.
Anxious knots deny courage
like stones weighing down the soul.
In indecision lost,
doomed to failed potential,
drowns her sorrow in drink
while opiates dull her mind.

Break this vicious cycle -
inaction is the bane.
Take charge of Destiny's whip
and loose self-pity's fetters.
Take the plunge!
The water, though cold,
will buoy you on high
with the salt from all our tears.