I started my life convinced
that I could be anything, do anything.
But then reality struck.
I would disappoint everyone if I didn’t spend an extraordinary amount of time
in the pursuit of being
This was where my value lied.
My body bled in shock.
They said, “Welcome to Womanhood.”
I started building my fortress,
where no one could touch me.
Do, do, do
if I could just perform, if I could just achieve
they’ll see how much more there is to me.
Destined to never please.
Least of all myself.