Day 18 – High Wire

High Wire

Perfection is such a fickle thing
So relative, a new normal

Tell me why you like yourself and I can’t provide an answer,
Look for things in me I don’t shove away in a drawer, come up with words like
Because I am not afraid of so many brave things but I am terrified of others

She’s always a woman,
Shades of good and bad
Imperfectly beautiful in her way

I walk a high wire of letting myself be human.


Week 6 – tonight i am not scared to grow up

tonight i am not scared to grow up

for a long time,

i was afraid to grow up.

i forgot,

that just as the grass and the sunflowers and the cattails grow,

strong and tall and beautiful

So do I.

Week 36 – Thoughts on a January Friday

Thoughts on a January Friday

There is fear in the air today.

I wonder, 

If that fear is a bad thing.

Only when one is scared can one be brave,

Change comes on the wind and I refuse to break. 

Charted territory is only such because someone thrust into the unknown to make the map. 

I will not let this fear take me.

I will be scared, I will let it make me strong.

I can face this thing that comes along.