Shedding Shame

Despair for the moment to come

willing my body to enter the room

a mountain of mortification on my back

facing those faces

being seen while craving camouflage.

Owning the me that showed up today

failure and intention,

with a disappointing lack of action.

While seeking an empty seat I am

investigating the ability to shed my skin,

to start fresh. Becoming

a blank slate that holds

not a bit of old chalk dust.

© Ali Grimshaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Shedding Shame

  1. …a mountain of mortification on my back…

    Owning the me that showed up today

    failure and intention,

    with a disappointing lack of action….

    …not a bit of old chalk dust.

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