• Catherine L. Haws

It's Okay to Feel Small

It’s okay to feel the urge

To curl up in a blanket on the floor

And melt into a speck of dust.

It’s okay to feel melodramatic

Or stiff as a board.

It’s okay to scorn hugs and hunger for them

At the same time.

It’s okay to look up at shiny, tall towers

And wonder what you are doing.

It’s okay to watch from the outskirts of a party

Or realize someone’s smarter than you.

I want you to know

It’s okay to feel small,

But that doesn’t mean you can’t grow.