people keep telling me
that it will all fall into place
in due time
that i will eventually have someone
to snuggle up with on the couch
when the storm outside
is so loud
we can barely hear ourselves think
that i will have all of my ambitions realized
that i will feel so confident
so comfortable
and so proud
of who i am
and the body my soul lives in
that i will be able to achieve anything

this is what i hope for
that all of this
and more
will be true
and i know it’s not like this now
but it will be
in due time