Mental wellness has clouded my mind,
But poetry has been there for me,
and taught me how to be kind.
To use my words to fight a patriarchial power,
To not be harsh,
To not be sour.
Poetry gave me the freedom to truly be me.
I didn't have to fit into a scene,
I could just be.
Poetry gave me the outlet for my sadness.
It gave me a way to express myself.
With poetry, I never felt like I was less.
Thank you poetry, you really are the best.
I thank you with all my heart,
With every shred of my chest.