• ReBecca DeFazio

A Definition Poem: Rising


Your chest as you sleep beside me; I’m always awake.

My self-esteem the longer that you love me.

My belief in happy endings.

Figuring out it wasn’t “the prince” that I needed.

Writing down the words that I want to say.

Screaming into the fields, “I’m powerful!!”

Letting go of all he wanted me to be.

Letting go of needing to prove him wrong.

Allowing myself to be right.

Allowing myself to be brave.

My heart as I create.

My breath as I accept myself.

Everyone around me as I shine.