"I’ve been writing seriously for about 3 years now, and every day am learning more about how to express myself through words. I have self-published two books of poetry, and the most recent one High Waisted is available on Amazon. I love burrito bowls, my friends, podcasts, and poetry."
I COULD BECOME WHAT
YOU NEED FROM ME
I owe myself an apology
for all the times I forgot
my body. My hands used
to be so much stronger than this.
I could carry you, just
give me time. I will learn
for you. I will unlock the toy chest
of my heart and rediscover the pieces
of myself that can bring joy.
Key word: unlock. Have you seen
me without a door in front of
my mouth? I create barriers
between what I want to say and
the people I know will listen. Honestly,
I’m scared of my tongue. It is muscle
with the power of a drill, I have
never been able to stop dismantling
people. I will take you to pieces
if you let me start, don’t you know
by now? You used to knock at my door
for hours, you’ve seen me through
my windows, you must be aware of
each of my shortcomings (and there
are many). I used to be so much stronger
than this. I could carry the weight of us,
just give me time. I will unlearn
all my limitations, just as long as you give me
a second chance.