Performance Anxiety

At times it helps to know that even Steve
Martin gets performance jitters. But what
Do we do with that knowledge? Believe
We can’t control our nerves that undercut
Our capability to lend our voice
To values, visions or the fictive dream
That inspire souls to explore a choice
They’d not known they had? Nerves in the bloodstream
Will knock on your door. Give your nerves a job:
To push all towards the most loving vision
Of flourishing that you can muster up.
Want love for those who listen. Provision
And care for those in the audience.
It can make your body a lot less tense.
-Allegra Jordan, 2018

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