Yesterday I stood before a large group of students and faculty at a local high school,
and shared one of my poems with them,
Revealing more of myself than they know,
More than my husband knows.
I spoke of emotional vacancy,
My craving for affection and connection.
My courage resulted in validation, something I valued was valued by others.
Have I finally found my way, such a serpentine passage,
But I'm here. I just need the rest of the world to recognize it.