At first, I was afraid, I was petrified…. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
I fail in my embrace of Ms. Gaynor.
She empowers me
for only as long as the music still plays.
I am unable to translate her song into action.
Time and again, I crumble
just as she vows she will not do.
Unsteady on my feet,
in every way that matters,
heart not (yet) forged in steel,
I feel almost broken.
I am always alone
and fear a future,
Still, fraud that I am,
I sing strong and proud.
But it is only for show.
Why can’t I be enough?