Back against the wall

I put up with a lot chasing my dreams.

At times, it gets frightening.

I get reminded quite often that I am a woman.

That I am of color.

That the law doesn’t necessarily sway in my favor.

Today, I wanted to give up.

I called Arbs, after a certain situation.

Out of everyone he knows the crazy obstacles I’ve endured.

I wanted to give up today, go back home and hide.

He had to remind me of how far I’ve gotten.

And slowly but surely I had to look at the bigger picture.

It’s a lot of that.

If I was to focus on the details of things, I’d be running home.

But I got this.

It stops becoming scary when I realize how much strength I’ve had to have to push through this.

Sometimes that’s all I have; strength.

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