Begin to Smile

Chip away at the anxieties

And you may be left holding some

Confidence—some shape of

Self-care that doesn't smell of

Bitterness multiplying

For years. There's never a time

Where you stop flourishing and if

You think you met a stone wall, 

It isn't true.

You are capable of chipping away at

The wax poured on you—it's slowing 

You down, and then you can 

Reveal a new flame.

So when you accept yourself and

Realize that your changes never

End, you can begin to smile.