And one day
You will no longer deny
Your shadow self, always lurking,
Always reaching to the past, the
The what-coulds,
The only-ifs,
The you-should-have-been-more(s).
You will stare it down,
From toe to top
And challenge it,
I know you,
I have overcome,
I know you,
The past is done.

Copyright Hiraeth 2015