Dirty Thirty Day 10 / Slater

Today’s offering from The Dirty Thirty prompts. The prompt today was to create a super hero. Mine was a hero of self-care.

SLATER

Slater curls inside herself
her soft belly safe
unrecognisable
she is a rock
this protection
conservation of energy
she will withstand the worst of the world
not guns-blazing
but navel-gazing
weaponised avoidance
she is immovable
don’t wanna
impenetrable
head meeting sand
heels digging in
not arm-waving brave
but knowing when to rest brave
and tired
so tired
don’t wanna be a hero

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