Even if you feel that sinking feeling

In your chest 

Each night as you fall asleep 


Even if you find it harder to breathe

As you inch closer to your next age 

And farther from your latest accomplishment


That there is beauty in this chapter

And one day you will look back

At the time in your life when you became you

At the time in your life when you rested and you grew

With baby steps and small decisions

When you wrapped your arms around your waist

And cuddled yourself to sleep

When you took hold of your life in one hand

And of yourself in the other

And claimed them both as yours

And yours alone


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