Inhale tenacity. Exhale timidity.
Shut out noisy negatives. Let in unspeakable joy.
Through the daily steady bills
Through the unending school runs
The plantain gets burnt
The rice gets too salty
The children are picked up late
To-Do Lists sometimes blur your vision
Your confidence is sexy. Your presence is priceless.
Don’t get used to ugly and forget how beautiful you are.
So let your hair down. Close your eyes.
And just breathe woman.