Cardinal October

By October 29th of this year,
I want to finish the novel
and the screenplay
and make one big jump
in life and career
with nothing to fear.

Getting older sucks
and getting younger is not an option
so, just like my arm and heart say,
I have to live loud
and try my hardest and damndest.

Every hero, every success,
starts with a risk, a leap,
I don't know if I have ever taken a leap like that,
like Knoxville shooting himself in the chest,
like Sagmeister, like late.