Living Small: A Poem
I’ve been living my life so small for so long.
acting as if my universe ends right outside my body
obsessed with all my inner workings
staying only inside my little world,
of what might lay outside
of the hard words I might encounter
of the opportunities that might come.
What if I can’t handle them?
What if I’m not strong enough?
What if they don’t like me?
my universe is safe, inside me.
my thoughts can be whatever makes me feel loved,
this life is not meant to be lived so safe.
take a chance
let them not like you
because they might actually love you
and you might actually love them.