I just got told I was inadequate. But I was the only one talking No words filled the air Anxiousness opened my soul, leaned back and smiled A nervous beat of my heart A fullness of my throat A shortness of my breath With tears filling my hopeful eyes No straight path to success No crooked jump to automatic stardom A long and confusing journey To kick this self doubt I just got told I was inadequate. But I was the only one talking Where is the starting line? How do I know if I’m finished? Go away nervous heart Full throat Short breath And tears that don’t need crying Confidence needs somewhere to sit to lay her weary body She’s been walking all 27 years trying to find a place to enter I just got told I was inadequate. But I was the only one talking I want to experience the wholeness of her By looks I am sure she feels like certainty, Wrapped in determination with splashes of intelligence throughout full of deep long breaths steady calm normalcy within the heart no irregular beat body eased into this moment, positivity seeking me as a friend. she can move right in, that confidence. Evict self doubt. I just got told I was inadequate. I didn’t listen.