Feel so flushed also displaced,
loose control of my own space,
slowly shift, balance my weight.
hear all emotions debate.
My face falls fast on the ground,
nervously I look around,
can not help but to stare down,
anxious smile becomes a frown.
So embarrassed, forced to see,
what your mind must think of me,
look at you to quickly find,
all the doubts I hold inside.
The floor transforms to quicksand,
suddenly notice your hand,
showing me you understand,
ease my tremble, love expands.
Sweat beads swiftly spread throughout,
water moistens my dry mouth.
Inner strength appears to sprout,
confidence chases all doubts.
Stable forces grasp my feet,
with no room left for defeat.
Stand so solid on concrete,
self assured, whole and complete.
– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy
Originally Published on August 9, 2022
My poem “Unease” was published on The Writers Club. I would like to thank their team for showcasing this piece.💕