The mouth guard stops him from gnawing his fingers;
Whether you see it or not, his nerves are frayed.
Butterflies in stomach must have stingers,
Coping with pressure, everything seems delayed.
No well rehearsed plot, prepare for the unknown;
Whatever you encounter, you set the tone.
A paradigm shift that’s difficult to trust;
Without mobility, you’re stuck in Earth’s crust.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/11/15/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-24/.
Prompted from Sunday Writing Prompt at: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/sunday-writing-prompt-15th-november-coping/.
Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/11/15/fowc-with-fandango-paradigm/.
Prompted from Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/plot/.
Prompted from Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/rdp-sunday-mobility/.