The good news is that it’s not dead–
That tiny seed within you of
you were meant to become.
It was nearly choked out
by the invasive weeds of
your parents’ approval
and the promise of a steady paycheck.
while you became
what the world expected of you.
the 6-year-old you
with a dream of becoming a superhero.
The good news is that
despite your most valiant efforts to kill it,
it’s not dead.
It’s merely dormant.