I have danced around the abyss before
Along its jagged peaks
Just out of reach.
I have walked through the desert before
Parched and beaten
By the noon day sun
Or a little fun.
I have sailed in high crest seas before
Pitched about on bended knee
Felt lost in time and place
And salvation’s grace.
I have prayed in great cathedrals
Preached sermons about faith
But never have I known such risk
Or felt this fear
As I stare straight in the abyss.