Good Enough

I supported you,
Trying to fill the holes in your heart.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I cared for you,
Trying to become the woman you needed.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I forgave you,
Trying to believe it wasn’t about me.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I conceded to you,
Sacrificing and believing in more.
I was better than I’d ever been,
But not good enough for you.

I am strong,
Continuing to grow and care for myself.
I am better than I’ve ever been,
I’m good enough and free.

Speak the Extraordinary

Speak-
The desires of your heart unfettered,
And know that you are safe
As I hear with all of my being.

Seek-
To understand me,
And believe that my affections are true
While my fear is real yet surmountable.

Feel-
The fullness of my presence,
And realize that my longings are unfeigned
Though they may be yet unspoken.

Come-
Let us search the panorama,
And recognize our innate connection
With the potential for life extraordinary.