(A poem explaining my absence lately)
I owe no apology for taking a break mentally or emotionally
to anybody who picks and prods into my whereabouts
I owe no apology for living this life the way I choose however
I owe an explanation for the way my body has changed
I owe an explanation for the way my mind has grown because maybe
someone could learn from me when I walk into a room and
I no longer think I am the ugliest or the dumbest
I owe an explanation for this growth that sprouted from
planting myself in the dark, in the silence, alone
Light coming in from slats, reaching me in the deepest corners so that
when I stepped out
my wings unfolded.
I owe no apology for taking a break but I do want to let you know
you can take one too.