This is a poem about being determined, being responsible and being thankful.
You can find this poem and more in my eBook “Inaccessible: Poetry about inaccessible things”.
Step Forward by Karletta
I got lost twice today
And my phone died.
Yet something emerged
And I’m thankful.
Oscillating doubt and fear
I put my foot down
More times than I could count.
I said ‘Be responsible. Step forward’.
‘You have a purpose. Step forward’.
It took hours of this.
I got it done, and I don’t know how.
Rewarded myself with crap food.
Never again, I told myself. Don’t eat that shit.
And it showed up, in stark contrast.
“You’re worth more than this.”
“I’m worth something.”
For that thought, I’m grateful.
I can step forward.
I can count on myself. For now.
For this I’m thankful.