She just wants to be confident.
Speaking loudly in a large group,
commanding respect. So sure of
herself that she doesn’t waste time
wondering what everyone else is thinking about her.
She wants to take risks without lying awake at night
calculating every possible outcome of her choices,
flicking on the light and
reaching for a pen to
write endless lists of pros and cons.
She wants to
without doubt.
She wants to make a choice and stand by it,
no explanation,
no excuses,
no justification.
She wants to know.
She just wants to be confident.