What you must understand is that
I am putting together the pieces
of the original version of me
that was shattered long ago.
But I am also
adding new ones I picked up along the way.
I am always growing
I do not have a completion day.
There is no “better” or “fixed.”
There is only “forward” and “stronger.”
And I may never be able to say
“I am finally okay.”
For now, all I can promise you
Is that I am better than yesterday.
I’m not a girl.
I’m a storm with skin.