It is a blink-
and a lifetime…
all at once,

these breaths we
call existence,
these times that
pass our days.

I know it feels
like it’s slipping away,
but my dear girl,
you are just
getting started,

finally stepping
into the space
you came here
to claim.

Don’t forget that
yesterday matters
much less than
and today is
your chance to
embrace what’s past-

learn to lean
into the face
of change.