my whole live ive looked for permission-
permission to run, permission to walk,
permission to sing, permission to talk.
ive struggled to be perfect at everything i do,
being told time and time again,
"smile be good, everyone is watching you".
it wasnt until i had my own freedom
and i could do what i wanted-
that i could turn my pain
into (waves of) wisdom.
with permission of my own
i started to write-
about the live ive lived
and what kept me up at night.
the thing about permission
is its a whole new emotion
one that im proud to feel
everyday without hesitation.