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Nervous Nelly

Her shattered nerves
often went into
a frenzy,
sending signals
straight into her veins.
A carrier of anxiety,
it was always with her;
in the sting of her
flushed cheeks,
you could see the burden
forming in her eyes.
You see, her fragile state wasn’t
merely a character flaw
caught by her disposition, it was
in her nature, it was simply—
who she was.

©️ Heather Lynn Matthews

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Dawn

Clouds of unwavering doubt,
once casting her sky in muted tones of grey, had dissipated.
Relinquishing her dreams, leaving her open to brilliancy,
like a buried chest filled with treasures, when the sky opened
a golden light was cast; adorning her
with a glow, pulling out inspiration
like jewels, and shining her up
like a diamond.