So I’m trying something new: writing poetry for fun!
“Knots” is a poem about I how felt moments before I saw an old friend. I remember feeling both so excited but also so nervous seeing her again. It’s a weird feeling, so I decided to write about it to process what I was going through.
“Am I the only one nervous here?”
“Did they miss me too?”
“But WOW I’m so happy to see them again!”
Writing poetry has become a way for me to process my emotions or a situation. I definitely recommend giving it a try!
Here is Knots
Knots Tongue-tied butterflied Stomach I gasp for a breath And I catch a Blue Morpho by the wing I gasp for words But I choke on fear Fear of Rejection Fear of not belonging Fear of losing a friendship before it starts Knots My stomach is tied in knots upon knots Like the friendship bracelets we made in 5th grade Like a tug of war rope Back and forth I struggle to defeat my fear Fear of failing Fear of not being the friend you need me to be Fear that I'm a Friend of the past And a Stranger in your present But then; I exhale Our migration has brought us back together No more wandering No more fear No more doubting myself or why I'm here A cord of three strands is not easily broken The chrysalis is open A new season is here I've changed And so have you Knots of fear unfold While deeper roots begin to intertwine Kindred spirit, Dear friend, It's good to see you again. ~l.m.s