Not Feeling Adult

A child at forty
Never stepped into
My adult shoes
Constantly conscious
Of the conversation gaffe
I feel that I am committing
Every time I try to speak
In the company
Of other grown-up people
Filled with self-doubt
Self-esteem on the low level
All of these feelings
All of these shames
Turn me to mute
In the company of many
Too worried about
Being thought the fool
The little girl out of place

Debbie Gravett © 2019.05.22

FOWC: Gaffe
Image by Rondell Melling from Pixabay

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