Proceed with Caution

 

Who am I? It’s the question that I’ve always and always will dread. Not because it’s hard to answer. It is because it’s not the first question I have the answer to. Instead we will begin with, Who am I not?

I am not the person who will turn you away no matter who many times you’ve hurt me

I am not the person who will abandon you when you don’t think you are good enough

I am not the person who will love you any less than I do now

I am not the person who will patch you up, but I will give you the needle and thread to teach you how to sew

So now that you know who I am not, I will end with who I am,

I am your greatest friend and biggest critic

I am an adventure trapped inside a person

I am a self-conscious, terrified human who can only find comfort in other people

I am a hurricane, category five with no end, only periods of calm that can last seconds to hours, or even days to years

I am darkness, an ever present night with a moon so bright it’s easily mistaken for the sun

I am Bailey, a spontaneously cautious creature with an imagination so expansive it engulfs worlds

I am the first person I want to escape into, but can’t find the front door

 

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