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a constant companion,
this sense of false-humility,
of inferiority,
of having nothing worthwhile to offer,
which comes from being afraid to step up to the plate,
afraid of challenge,
being afraid that revelation will occur,
of being an enthusiast,
but never wanting to be known as an expert,
never plugging in,
never taking the risk,
too honest to be any good at playing this game.

a star shines brightest
when surrounded by lesser stars,
a voice calls the loudest
in a quiet room.

© 2002 (14 february) john r. chase