Someday | Poem by Anitra Freeman

Today I will just not beat myself
for punishing myself
over making myself feel guilty
about scolding myself
for calling myself names.

Tomorrow
I will go so far
as not to punish myself
over making myself feel guilty
about scolding myself
for calling myself names

and Someday
I will get myself off my back
completely
and tend to my own business.

Someday
I will not bother to second-guess
why I questioned
the real reason
for my hesitation
over my indecision
about whether I was introspective
or just introverted.

Day by day I will unwind the knot
until all my attention is free
to invent a way
to extract all my introspection
bottle it
and ship the whole damn lot to Congress
who can use the stuff.


Originally published in Real Change December 1997

Also published on my older writing page

Anitra L. Freeman

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