Drop your preconceptions of me at the door
Who do you see?
Not the person that was there before
I just always wanted a chance
To prove that I was something different
Than who you thought I was
But I only need to prove it to myself
I see that now
I am me
And you are you
I don't need anyone's acceptance but my own
Because, after all, above anyone else
We need to be able to live with ourselves
I’ve just had an epiphany
it’s okay to be me
I’m full of insecurity
I can no longer hold my pee
some days my glass is empty
I can’t make coffee
I make my friends laugh with glee
I have the love of my hubby
my son says he’s proud of me
tomorrow I’m going to be
the best me I can be
A friend of mine rolled me a cigarette.
As I burned through it I contemplated my habit
The ember that birthed dark clouds in my lungs fell away,
Leaving me without fire or smoke.
I heard the ember speak,
As it faded on the tarmac below my hands,
I heard it whisper,
"I am not an enabler."