Your Articulation of Things Doesn't Need to Be Perfect

Sometimes when I’m speaking

I forget what I was about to say

Maybe I lose my words

Question my eloquence

Wonder if I’m sounding elegant

Stutter

Stumble

Stop altogether

Am I even intelligent?

I hear another woman speak

She sounds so lucid

Here I am

This excessively cussing

Often crass

Always straightforward

Definitely intense

Woman

Curious if I’m engaging

Unsure if what I’m saying is landing

Writing is where I'm most comfortable

I might not always be the most articulate

In the way I speak

But by no means

Does that warrant

Me not using my voice anyway.

Posted on May 10, 2016 and filed under Empowerment, Inspiration, Poetry.