No Longer Artificial
Censoring my speech
trying to be perfect
trying to avoid awkwardness
and embarrassment I’ll carry for years.
But that’s not the true me.
I may say something that’s geeky
or try to add relevance to a story you
triggered in my memory.
So tired of being an artificial being
that is silently afraid of society’s judgement.
From now on I”ll be real,
not ashamed to share my insights
and opinions and will admit
whenever I’m mistaken and be
willing to admit my faults.