Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Someone afraid of their own reflection in the full-length mirror
Definitely, not playing Snow White anytime soon
Every orifice in complete view of the Wicked Queen's magic looking glass
Getting critiqued by the now-defunct "Fashion Police"
Each morning wondering about every non-existent wrong
Afraid of their shadow encased in the frosty daylight shrink wrap
A compulsive apologizer asking for repetitive forgiveness
Even when there was nothing to forgive and forget
Tired of being a timid humanized version of Bambi in the headlights
Caught in the crosshairs of Elmer Fudd's hunting rifle
When he found you instead of his nemesis Bugs Bunny
Wondering when the fear subsides and the bravery pill steps in
Ready to take Superman's place and start leaping off tall buildings
Metaphorically speaking, of course
Time to be brave and embrace the day-to-day lunacy of life
The good, the bad, and the downright terrifying
Especially when it comes to being vulnerable
Taking off all the emotional and physical barb wire
More difficult than some would believe
Cuts, scrapes, and panic attacks abound until last piece gone
What will happen when it does?
Nobody knows; it has never gotten to that point before
Willing to give it a try as long as Elmer puts the gun down
And the whole Looney Tunes gang brings snacks to the party
Otherwise, they're not coming in.
No one will; the days of being taken advantage of are finished.