Am I ready for this?

Part of me is scared.

Just plain scared.

Another part has already decided

I am already on the path.

My mind resists

And distracts

And desires

And lies

And attacks

And becomes despondent

"Do it anyway”

I hear myself telling others

But what if no one really knows me

So no one can help?

My loved ones say,

You are not what you think you are,

Your problem is that you are so hard on yourself.