I haven’t met a new
person in seven years. 
Imposter syndrome, 
I feel separate from 
myself, not visible 
and I think maybe I
am safest by keeping 
to the familiar. Do I 
know what I think I 
know or have I just
convinced myself that
I can be interesting and 
No one has suggested 
either of those are true 
except my daughters. 
I should probably believe 
them, after all,  I have 
always told them this truth 
and I want them to 
believe me. 
So, I will move forward 
slowly and honestly 
knowing I can retreat 
to the acceptance of 
my children, my home. 

KW. 6/25/23