Truth or Dare


Daredevils only pick the truth,

not afraid to face a reality

as brutal as they are

as bitter as every moment is,

every out-of-the-way event is

how it makes you uncomfortable

the first few times

but gets easier, and then a necessity

to conquer every challenge


Only a truth is intangible

but a dare begs to be touched

held, gripped as tightly as my fingers

and my head can squeeze it.

So, a truth becomes the dare

as it is much harder to accomplish,

and much harder to give. 



Biographical Note: Jenna Prunty is from Evergreen, Colorado and is a sophomore at Florida State University studying International Affairs and Arabic. She is the president of the Poetry Club at FSU and has always looked to her experiences, friends, and nature for inspiration in her writing.