I am ok, and so are you,
just the way I am.

But I forget… regularly
You too?
I work harder and give more
Cross boundaries of my body
dive into ‘I’m not good enough’

Acknowledgement comes when body stops
Nose bleeds or head spins
Only then I say ‘me first’
All other needs to give way,
however sweet the promise.

First I judge myself
for not listening, again, not loving
to myself and others.
Then, often with outside help,
I find compassion.
My behaviour was survival,
that served me many years.
By looking her in the eyes,
and truly seeing my inner little girl,
space appears to just be.
To feel again ‘I am ok’,
Are you too?

January 2017