I say these words for myself.
As a reminder.
I may not be as strong,
as I once was.
My skin isn’t as tight.
My forehead wears more wrinkles.
I’ve lost myself in motherhood more than once…
who I am.
Identified as an athlete for years,
finding myself with no sport.
Only to persist.
A belief that I am more than one thing.
I am a mom,
I am a woman.
I am a wife and an athlete.
I am you.
I am me.
I am the children I grew within me and brought into this world.
I am more than my body and my words.
I am love.
I am desire.
I am passion.
I am hope.
I am more than you and I can ever know.
I am Cavewoman,
and my species has persisted for millenia.
and persist as she has before you.