Second Chances

All is clear in retrospect -

Opportunities had and lost

Faded dreams and toxic friends

 

But clearer still is a second chance

With the wisdom of the past

In my hands I hold it tightly

Never again to be careless

 

Casting off former weights -

Like jealous taunts and callous slights -

I reach upward, forward

Embracing the fullness of all that is me.