I’m learning how to do this slowly
a little more each day.
Learning how to calm and quell
the voices that have so much to say.
I’m learning how to be
the woman that I have implied.
In thought and word and action and deed
I am learning to live revealed.
I am learning how to trust in truth
and to living fully exposed.
Where the answers may not always be
what your heart was hoping to hear.
I am learning to risk standing on the edge
perilously close to the fall.
I am learning to fall with head held high
no matter how much it hurts.
I am learning to sleep more soundly
without anything left to hide.
I am learning to live in the moments
before they are just memories I am longing for.
I am learning to live unfettered
untied, unchained, and unbound.
I am learning to breathe in slowly and steadily
instead of holding my breath.