This is the year I stopped lying

This is the year I stopped lying


The truth is
I found sunlight

I found the blessing rain
And the space between spaces

I used to go blurry
And pretend I didn’t know…

What I want
Who I am



The truth is
I’m not silent anymore

I learned to say the words
That used to stop behind my teeth.

“Just kidding”
He says.

I say.



The truth is
I shed my skin

Letting its weight crumble
To dust in the desert

Now I am softhard
Fluid and steadfast

Feet planted
And ready to dance



The truth is
I know who I am

Decisions no longer shaped by
Not Enough, Alone, Powerless

I build meaning
That matters

I’m not waiting for someday
I’m here. Now.



The truth