Who would I be today
If I had made that stop light?
If I had turned left instead of right?
If that alarm wouldn’t have sounded
And I hadn’t been so polite?
Over a decade ago now,
You changed my life.
You revealed the inner longings
I didn’t know I had.
You uncovered the weaknesses
I didn’t know would drive me mad.
You minimized, subtracted, and divided
Friendships, relationships– love–
Everything I before thought I would only add.
But within the remaining shattered glass,
The fractured reflections
Of a million different versions of me,
I formed a better person.
I created a new silhouette out of the pieces
And it took time, but I’ve learned to trust what I see.
My life was changed forever,
But I became the woman
I now know I was always meant to be.
–Written by Sandy Heights