My dear one,
it doesn’t matter what
they say or what they
think or who they tell
you to be-
stop trying to fold yourself
into others’ shapes
and sizes.

What matters is
what you love and how
you love and how you
choose to be your
brightest self in a
world clouded
by gray.

And the only way,
my dear sweet girl,
you are going to find
your bright
is by learning to keep
saying yes!
to that still small voice
inside yourself until
she becomes a roar.

And you a burning shooting star
who can’t help but light
the night.