deciding

by Briel Felton

 

it took hours

to be okay   enough

before sliding into skin

deciding

to walk with chin high

walk determined

& convicted breath

 

days

walking across eggshells

breaking the surface

drowning

in uncertainty

waiting for concrete

to sprout like

an orchid underwater

 

months

droning on

decision made

to love what is

& the mending

of chapped heart

 

it took years

to love

what’s in hardened casing

that crumbles

with slight breeze

of carefree flip of hair

& liquid tip of feminine hips

 

it is the skittish decision.


Briel Felton is a Creative Writing emphasis with an interest in poetry at ODU. She writes anxiously and passionately about the small and savory things in everyday life.