Poem for the week

This week’s Writer’s Digest poetry prompt — write a hesitation poem

Tell her not to hesitate
furrowed brow
watchful eyes
cry
waiting to say

Tell her not to stand
back, hang
against a wall-
flower, showered
in shame, trying
to be the same

Tell her not to worry
about falling out with
them, it’s okay to
go the other way

Tell her not to hide
shy away
to speak or stand up
to skin her knees

Tell her she should laugh
til her sides hurt
to sink her toes in the sand
and dance the fandango
underneath a full moon
and belt out a tune
off key

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