What Happened

When did my voice become softer
My movements hesitant and meek
In the sweltering heat of passionate youth
I knew everything
Now as an adult nothing is certain
And I am no longer sure
Time spent second guessing
Being judged and judging myself
More harshly than most
Feet once on rock
Now shifting on uneven gravel
How did I become
The fragile plate-glass
Not seeing the strength
Others keep telling me is there
Waiting for the shattering
Of the cracks I feel widening every day
What made me grow up
With less confidence than I began
Where did it go to
And how do I get it back

Debbie Gravett © 2021.08.13

FOWC: Meek
RDP: Sweltering
Image by chenspec from Pixabay

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