Writing Prompt Response
Am I a Woman Now?
I remember pretending to get my period for attention,
and trying to use butter to rush the growth of my breasts.
I was so ready but not so ready to be a grown up,
A rebel with a cause and a ton of anger issues with no clue what would come next.
Was it the desire to have the power to make certain decisions?
Who told us that by a certain age, we’d have it all figured out?
To myself I’ve made many revisions to align with visions and still I see where I lack precision.
The Shift Into a Grown Up Mindset
Maybe I became a woman just recently, within the last few years or so.
Maybe I became an adult when I better grasped
the power of words
and of the mind
and how we don’t have the time
to stew and get stuck or to run away and avoid,
I became a grown up
when I stopped looking for people, places, and things
to fill an internal void.
I see the need for me
to keep growing towards the ability
to stay emotionally regulated
but as I have stated
I hold myself accountable
for my bullsh*t
and although my wit
my ego still tend to clash,
this is the stage I wanted to reach
but for so long it stayed just within grasp.
Now it is here, and I am a grown up, at last.
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