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Amber Lyn

This is a poem I wrote as I struggle through stepping out of the box I've lived within for over 46 years.



I stand on the brink

Afraid to look down
Afraid to look forward
Afraid to look back

I close my eyes
And I can feel the world
As it churns and breaks
Beneath my feet

Where do I step?
Where do I sleep?
Where do I live?
Where do I weep?

I can't move unless I'm moved
I can't be free unless I'm freed
I can't live unless I try

How do I make a me from all these pieces?
How do I understand how I am made?

I may never know
I only step forward
Into myself
Into being me

And I live and love and hope to find joy in it all

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