“Progress” by Lynn White

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Progress “Put your best foot forward,” the hesitant are often told, but I am never sure which is my best foot, if it’s the right, my push off foot for a great leap forwards or upwards, or my left on which I can stand balanced for a long time. I have to choose to soar or stay stable. I have to choose otherwise I shall make no progress at all.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Peach Velvet, Gyroscope Review and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and

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