I’m learning how to make
coffee for one.
Three cups instead of six.
How to ask for help
from people who haven’t promised
to love me.
How to look in the mirror and see promise,
instead of the steeled look of
and the hollowness of failed aspirations.
I’m learning the balance between
woman and fear
woman and trust
woman and vulnerability.
So much to learn in a world set up for twos.