No Longer Walking On Glass by Valerie Parente
I don’t feel like I’m walking on glass any more.
I don’t feel like I need to protect an ego so fragile it would break if I smile
and I realize that relationships are supposed to be good, not a constant battle.
I walk along freely and I realize how easy it is connecting with someone who respects me,
and it’s not that you were bad
your words were just sharp as glass and my skin was too sensitive for that
I tip-toed carefully when I should have been able to run free
but now that I’m done with that routine I can finally move on with ease.
– Valerie Parente (6-24-2020)