Confidence is not
something I can hand you
my girl.
You must
claim it
like the tongue of a chamelion
catching a fly.
Only you can trust
the love that grounds you
to provide footing
for your leap.
Brave the whizzing darkness
of unknown
cold against your cheek.
Shoulders back.
Raise your chin.
You are worthy.

2 thoughts on “Pep-talk

  1. I will read it to two 10yr old girls I do reading with each week – we regularly read Good night stories for Rebel Girls and the look of amazement when they realise that they are stories about real people – Have a wonderful Christmas

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